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Wed Aug 16, 2017, 02:53 PM

 

The Great Dictator: Charlie Chaplin Anti-Fascist Speech



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Reply The Great Dictator: Charlie Chaplin Anti-Fascist Speech (Original post)
Weekend Warrior Aug 2017 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #1
The Blue Flower Aug 2017 #2
bellmartin Aug 2017 #3
Aristus Aug 2017 #5
bellmartin Aug 2017 #6
Aristus Aug 2017 #4

Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 03:02 PM

1. That film was brilliant.

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Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 03:59 PM

2. One of my favorites

I've watched it several times and own it. One for the ages.

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Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 05:01 PM

3. A wonderful movie, a wonderful speech! It's truly heartbreaking when you realize what was to come...

At the time, in 1940, Chaplin had no idea of the horrors yet to come. He said later that he never would have made the movie in that way, making the Hitler character mostly buffoonish, had he known half of the evils of the actual regime.

That fact really does ring strongly about all of us laughing at the buffoon we're watching now.

One of my all-time favorite movies. It goes directly from one scene of brilliance to another and another... If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and watch it!

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Response to bellmartin (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 05:09 PM

5. Chaplin shouldn't have had any regrets. He make exactly the right movie for the time.

As a comedian, he should have known that one of the best ways to rob the power-mad of their power is to laugh at them.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 10:17 PM

6. I agree, but I get how he would feel conflicted about that approach as the Holocaust became clearer

Let's hope ridicule plays an important role in bringing down this latest iteration of fascism.

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Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Wed Aug 16, 2017, 05:05 PM

4. I love this scene. It never fails to move me.

"I don't want to hurt anyone. I should like to help everyone, if I can. Yes, human beings are like that..."

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