Remember, it's all for LOVE

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Remember, it's all for LOVE

  • on: April 16, 2011, 04:47:04 AM
Happy birthday to Charlie!


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Re: Remember, it's all for LOVE

  • on: April 16, 2011, 12:30:14 PM
The Great Dictator is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed in it in addition to starring as the lead. Having been the only Hollywood film maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin's first true talking picture as well as his most commercially successful film.[1] More importantly, it was the first major feature film of its period to bitterly satirize Nazism and Adolf Hitler.
At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin's film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Hitler, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, the latter of whom he excoriates in the film as "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts".
The film was well received at the time of its release, and was popular with the American public. The film was also popular in the United Kingdom, drawing 9 million to the theatres.[27] Jewish audiences were deeply moved by the portrayal of Jewish characters and their plight, which was still a taboo subject in Hollywood films of the time.
When the film was in production, the British government announced that it would prohibit its exhibition in the United Kingdom in keeping with its appeasement policy concerning Nazi Germany. However, by the time the film was released, the UK was at war with Germany and the film was now welcomed in part for its obvious propaganda value. In 1941, London's Prince of Wales Theatre screened its UK premiere. The film had been banned in many parts of Europe, and the theatre's owner, Alfred Esdaile, was apparently fined for showing it.[28] It eventually became Chaplin's highest grossing film.
In his 1964 autobiography, Chaplin stated that he would not have been able to make such jokes about the Nazi regime had the extent of the Nazi horrors been known, particularly the death camps and the Holocaust. While Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 To Be or Not To Be dealt with similar themes (even including another mistaken-identity Hitler figure), after the scope of Nazi atrocities became apparent it took nearly twenty years before any other films dared to satirize the era.[29] Mel Brooks' The Producers (1968) mocked Nazis (though not their actions- Brooks would also later remake To Be or Not To Be). The television series Hogan's Heroes also represented later comedic takes on the era, as did the 1997 Italian film Life is Beautiful.
The film was nominated for five Academy Awards
In 1997, The Great Dictator was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".
The film was Chaplin's first true talking picture and helped shake off accusations of Luddism following his previous release, the mostly dialogue-free Modern Times, released in 1936 when the silent era had all but ended in the late 1920s. The Great Dictator does, however, feature several silent scenes more in-keeping with Chaplin's previous films. To add to that, some audiences had come to expect Chaplin to make silent films even during the sound era.[30] Some audiences nicknamed him the "Silent Clown" during the height of the silent era.

Thank you for posting this impressive video.

Happy birthday Charlie Chaplin.
This is a very strong role of Charlie Chaplin, specially because of his impressive and passionate speech. ‘The Great Dictator’  is a comedy, though carries a serious message as in many Chaplin movies. Specially my mother was very touched when she watched this movie for the first time, she once told me.
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