VIDEO: Spoof film sees Hitler respond to tribulations of Orpington High Street
11:05am Monday 9th September 2013
A HILARIOUS video depicting Hitler's response to the tribulations of Orpington High Street is a hit on YouTube.
The video uses the oft spoofed bunker scene from the 2004 film Downfall, and is the creation of St Mary Cray resident Jamie Ball.
In it Hitler declares: "Now all we have are pound shops and Tesco."
He later adds: "I have lost count of the amount of hair salons and nail salons in Orpington."
And: "It all went downhill when Woolworths folded. I loved that shop. I really miss the pic 'n mix."
Mr Ball, of High Street, St Mary Cray, said: "I visit the Orpington Gossip Facebook page occassionally and I notice a lot of people are moaning about the same sort of thing, and it's come to the point in Orpington that it is sort of funny.
"People talk about them again and again but so many things don't get done.
"You get these shiny buildings getting built 20 minutes down the road but nothing seems to happen in Orpington.
"The High Street is just the same types of shops.
The 23-year-old added: "I'm really surpsied about how well the video has done
"I thought it would be a nice thing to do, a different way of getting the point across, and I thought a few people might find it quite amusing.
"But so many people have commented on it and shared it.
"It feels a bit odd, to see so many people responding the way they have."
Executive councillor for renewal and recreation Peter Morgan said: "Orpington is well placed to build on the multi million improvements that have already been made.
"The refurbishment of the High Street has made an attractive environment for businesses to operate from, with visitors able to shop and spend their leisure time in a wealth of different ways.
"It is worth remembering that the council spent money improving the High Street well before it spent anything on Bromley which is now having improvements made to the northern part of the High Street.
"I am still very optimistic about the new cinemas and people need to remember that major developments such as this take time to put together - pre-letting of the units is a pre-requisite of funding and I know the developers are working very hard on this with every expectation of success."
Watch the video below.
WARNING: Contains some explicit language.
Do you agree with the views expressed in the video? Do you think Orpington town centre needs improving, and if so how? Add your comments below.