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The Great Dictator - Power to the People

Charlie Chaplin: insanely talented egomaniacal socialist-wannabe hypocrite, but he wrote and performed this in 1941, and this remarkable remix brings it up to today.

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Movie Review: THE GREAT DICTATOR, 1940. Director/Starring: Charlie Chaplin

In a tribute to Charlie Chaplin’s birthday today!

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Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

Review by Michael Aloisi… 619 more words

Hitler, Hans & words worth listening to

I inadvertently stumbled on to this the other day while listening to Hans Zimmer on YouTube. The more I looked into this speech, the more fascinated I became with the film and the circumstances around it, take this from… 90 more words


Comedy Above All Else: On Directing The Last Cyclist

By Rachel E. Blackburn

One of my all-time favorite Seinfeld episodes featured the dentist character Tim Watley, played by Bryan Cranston. Watley begins making Jewish jokes after a recent conversion to Judaism. 1,896 more words

Humor Studies

Ghost of the Previous Self 

It is certainly very strange to look back at previous pieces of writing one has sent into orbit and to realize just how different – and yet eerily similar – the past self is to the “current self”. 2,951 more words


SN: Charlie Chaplin's speech in "The Great Dictator"

SN: Charlie Chaplin’s speech in “The Great Dictator”

“The Great Dictator” is one of the greatest films of all time. Period.

You talk about an era when verbal dialogue was heard for the first time in film. 37 more words