Sunday, 2 December 2007

Charlie Chaplin Breaks his Silence

And he does it in style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcvjoWOwnn4&feature=related

The Great Dictator was made in 1940, but if it had been made ten years later Chaplin would have been McCarthy'ed for sure. Chaplin said that the film was a much needed-satire on Adolf Hitler who at the time had invaded much of Europe virtually unchallenged, but really this speech at the end is about much more than that. It is aimed at all people and all regimes. It's a very universal appeal to the good side in all of us.

I find it very inspiring and stirring. It makes this pale immitation seem all the more nauseaus:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEb0BLghRLg

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