History Awesome / BrowsHeldHigh

2nd Dec '16 2:44:13 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* "From Caligari to Hitler", where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndFysO2JunE "From Caligari to Hitler", Hitler"]], where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to at least broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.
2nd Dec '16 2:37:17 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c Star Wars Minus Star Wars]]" might be his greatest work of editing yet: an epic 15-minute condensation and re-telling of the original 1977 movie, using no sound, music or images from any ''Star Wars'' media whatsoever, to illustrate both the many sources that it drew from and the countless others it inspired.

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* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c Star Wars Minus Star Wars]]" might be his greatest work of editing yet: an epic 15-minute condensation and re-telling of the original 1977 movie, using no sound, music or images from any ''Star Wars'' media whatsoever, to illustrate both the many sources that it drew from and the countless others it inspired.inspired.
* "From Caligari to Hitler", where Kyle uses the theorems of Kracauer and the Frankfurt School to postulate that -- much like Weimar German cinema thematically foreshadowing the rise of Hitler -- forms of modern pop culture mass entertainment ("divorced" from politics or not) can be seen to broadly reflect the will and desires of the masses, as well as which form of authoritarian leader can gain traction in that era.
25th Nov '16 11:07:12 PM UrthWyrm
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-->The sideshow is not gone, but it's unlikely to make a huge comeback, mostly due to a disposition called "political correctness", which is a florid way of saying ''basic human f**king decency.''

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-->The sideshow is not gone, but it's unlikely to make a huge comeback, mostly due to a disposition called "political correctness", which is a florid way of saying ''basic human f**king decency.'''''''[[SuddenlyShouting BASIC HUMAN]] [[PrecisionFStrike F**KING]] [[SuddenlyShouting DECENCY]].'''''
6th May '16 4:43:58 PM ThatBitterTase
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* His overview of the {{VideoGame/Fallout}} franchise, particularly the point that [[KnowNothingKnowItAll Dad's]] [[{{VideoGame/Fallout3}} water purification project]] will probably kill the local Mirelurk population, the least radiated source of meat in the Capitol Wasteland.
4th May '16 8:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* The entirety of his ''[[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high/bhh-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-mpg-5370618 The Man Who Fell to Earth]]'' review. [[MusicalEpisode The whole thing is]] [[InTheStyleOf sung as different]] DavidBowie songs. Put best by [[http://twitter.com/#!/therealcoldguy/status/90987629650259969 Coldguy]]:

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* The entirety of his ''[[http://blip.tv/brows-held-high/bhh-the-man-who-fell-to-earth-mpg-5370618 The Man Who Fell to Earth]]'' review. [[MusicalEpisode The whole thing is]] [[InTheStyleOf sung as different]] DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie songs. Put best by [[http://twitter.com/#!/therealcoldguy/status/90987629650259969 Coldguy]]:
2nd Apr '16 7:58:08 AM Adept
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** Another meta moment comes at the end with the NATO head, deconstructing OanCitizen's (and by extension the audience's) rage by pointing out that he lost his mind after watching a horror movie... that actually horrified him.

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** Another meta moment comes at the end with the NATO head, deconstructing OanCitizen's Oancitizen's (and by extension the audience's) rage by pointing out that he lost his mind after watching a horror movie... that actually horrified him.
12th Jan '16 7:10:50 PM nombretomado
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--> Everyone read [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/44695996579/life-goes-on this]]. This [[MoralEventHorizon behaviour]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedtoBeDropped is not acceptable in any civilised society]]. [[ObscurusLupa Allison]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming has been nothing but a dear friend to me since I started this series]]. Seeing [[SeriousBusiness this]] [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings kind of]] [[MoralEventHorizon abuse]] going on [[TearJerker is heartbreaking]]. If you're a patron of BHH and you have in any way contributed to this harassment, [[PapaWolf please, find someone else to follow]]. I [[BerserkButton will not tolerate]] the cruelty that [[TheSpoonyExperiment Mr. Antwiler's]] [[FanDumb fans]] have [[HateDumb unfairly heaped]] [[XPacHeat upon her]]. Nor should any sane person.

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--> Everyone read [[http://obscuruslupa.tumblr.com/post/44695996579/life-goes-on this]]. This [[MoralEventHorizon behaviour]] [[SomeAnvilsNeedtoBeDropped is not acceptable in any civilised society]]. [[ObscurusLupa [[WebVideo/ObscurusLupa Allison]] [[CrowningMomentofHeartwarming has been nothing but a dear friend to me since I started this series]]. Seeing [[SeriousBusiness this]] [[WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings kind of]] [[MoralEventHorizon abuse]] going on [[TearJerker is heartbreaking]]. If you're a patron of BHH and you have in any way contributed to this harassment, [[PapaWolf please, find someone else to follow]]. I [[BerserkButton will not tolerate]] the cruelty that [[TheSpoonyExperiment [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Mr. Antwiler's]] [[FanDumb fans]] have [[HateDumb unfairly heaped]] [[XPacHeat upon her]]. Nor should any sane person.
26th Dec '15 9:04:39 PM DuckDuckNoose
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* Successfully condensing the basic tenets of existentialist theory in Jean Paul Sartre's ''Being and Nothingness'' with, of all things, a ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' analogy.

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* Successfully condensing the basic tenets of existentialist theory in Jean Paul Sartre's ''Being and Nothingness'' with, of all things, a ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' analogy.analogy.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gUKYBs6T8c Star Wars Minus Star Wars]]" might be his greatest work of editing yet: an epic 15-minute condensation and re-telling of the original 1977 movie, using no sound, music or images from any ''Star Wars'' media whatsoever, to illustrate both the many sources that it drew from and the countless others it inspired.
14th Dec '15 1:14:50 PM FF32
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-->'''Oancitizen:''' "Jean-Claude Brisseau makes an erotic thriller by asking women to masturbate on camera for him. He gets punished for it. So he decides to make a film exploring his feelings about it. Okay, makes sense, tough time in his life, probably wanted to think it through for a while. But then he makes a movie, full of [[AuthorAppeal male fantasy porn]] [[FridgeHorror for which he definitely harassed even]] ''[[FridgeHorror more]]'' [[FridgeHorror actresses]], to answer questions about why this situation arose. And after all that [[ItsNotPornItsArt soft-core soul searching]], the answer Brisseau gives boils down to 'It's not ''my'' fault they love me so much. I just [[TheCasanova exude this warm charm]] that makes them open up and get all emotional and'...[[{{Angrish}} gah!]] You know, I don't know if anyone in this film is meant to be sympathetic, but it's certainly not [[AuthorOnBoard this man]] who took his very real and very valid accusations of sexual harassment and turned them into a masturbatory fantasy. Jean-Claude Brisseau...'''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you.]]'''"

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-->'''Oancitizen:''' "Jean-Claude Brisseau makes an erotic thriller by asking women to masturbate on camera for him. He gets punished for it. So he decides to make a film exploring his feelings about it. Okay, makes sense, tough time in his life, probably wanted to think it through for a while. But then he makes a movie, full of [[AuthorAppeal male fantasy porn]] [[FridgeHorror for which he definitely harassed even]] ''[[FridgeHorror more]]'' [[FridgeHorror actresses]], to answer questions about why this situation arose. And after all that [[ItsNotPornItsArt soft-core soul searching]], the answer Brisseau gives boils down to 'It's not ''my'' fault they love me so much. I just [[TheCasanova exude this warm charm]] that makes them open up and get all emotional and'...[[{{Angrish}} gah!]] You know, I don't know if anyone in this film is meant to be sympathetic, but it's certainly not [[AuthorOnBoard [[WriterOnBoard this man]] who took his very real and very valid accusations of sexual harassment and turned them into a masturbatory fantasy. Jean-Claude Brisseau...'''[[PrecisionFStrike fuck you.]]'''"
30th Nov '15 3:16:10 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** In the same video: his masterful retelling of the Malian epic of Sundiata Keita, complete with animated effects, music, and appropriately used photographs of Malian ceremonial masks for all of the characters. Kyle already gets a lot of love from the fandom for his storytelling skills, but this one is--without a doubt--his most ambitious yet. VisualEffectsOfAwesome and a masterful voice-acting performance in one awesome sequence.
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