To Be or not To Be, the Original

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Sep 28, 2019 17:03
Sometime ago, I wrote about "To Be or not To Be", an amazing movie by Mel Brooks. "To be..." is a farce that takes place about theater and espionage in the Nazi occupied Poland.

Last week I discovered that it wasn't his original idea, but a remake. What's amazing is that the original movie, by Ernst Lubitsch, was made in 1942, when Poland was still occupied. This makes the story even more compelling and brave. The original "To be..." is not a retrospective, but a criticism of current events, and a call to action disguised as a comedy.