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The Great Dictator: Charlie Chaplin's Profound Call to Sanity

One of the biggest blind-spots I have when it comes to American cinema is certainly Silent Films. I really hadn’t seen any Silent Films before the beginning of this year, when I started to check some of them out as part of my quest to see 366 movies I’ve never seen before in this year, mainly because they tend to be pretty quick. 2,128 more words

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Top 10 Movie Quotes to Celebrate Democracy

It’s election season. This week’s Top 10 Tuesday listing is inspired by the forthcoming political nominations.

1. “Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I’m free to think and to speak.” 194 more words

Film

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!


THE GREAT DICTATOR, 1940
Movie Reviews

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

Faith

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

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