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Some Monday Inspiration

This video of Charlie Chaplin has been doing the rounds on social media. If you do anything today, take 3 minutes out of your Monday and give it a watch.

Cover: A Tale for Modern Times

The 1930s were a tentative time for Charlie Chaplin. True, he had still been churning out financial hits like City Lights (1931) and The Circus… 688 more words


Still relevant - The Great Dictator

It’s funny how film and history are forever intertwined, and that we don’t seem to learn from either. Charlie Chaplin, the star of the silent film, delivered an amazing speech in the 1940 classic “The Great Dictator”, which, sadly, is still just as relevant today, some 66 years later. 65 more words


Reflections ~ Where has my country gone?

‘Tis the season. We are heading into the last lap of an election season. A sport that, in America, seems to go on forever. Costing billions and sometimes accomplishing no more than we might if we chose Miss. 874 more words

Personal Journeys

Feature: Chaplin’s No Longer Kidding Around

Despite being one of his more popular films it was only recently that The Kid (1921) was added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. 703 more words


The Great Dictator - 75 Years On

This month marks 75 years since Chaplin released his first ‘talkie’, The Great Dictator. Centred around a Jewish barber who falls into a coma and awakes 20 years later to find himself living in a dictatorship, the film was a ruthless take on Hitler’s desire for power in Europe. 644 more words