The Rest Is Noise: Wagner at war (VIDEO)

10/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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The website Wagner Opera has uploaded to YouTube a scene from the 1941 Nazi propaganda film Stukas, in which a clinically depressed fighter pilot hears Gotterdammerung at Bayreuth, becomes rejuvenated, and merrily goes back to bombing the British. It's hard to know whether to see this footage as ridiculous or disgusting; both reactions seem apt.

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