The Great Dictator (Blu-ray)

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The Great Dictator (Blu-ray)

'This is the story of the period between two world wars--an interim during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked...

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ProMonstrous and humane crafted cinematic comedy

ConsStill a bit too slapstick at times for my taste

Have you ever watched a Charlie Chaplin film you actually like? Up until this point the answer would have been: no. As much as I may like – and in some cases love – silent films, Charlie Chaplin just has never done it for me. I’m not much of a fan of slapstick, and so despite the conversation I...

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'This is the story of the period between two world wars--an interim during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat.' With this pithy opening title, Charles Chaplin begins his first all-talking feature film, THE GREAT DICTATOR. Chaplin stars in a dual role; he plays a sweet-natured Jewish barber and a murderous Hitler-type dictator, with such satirical impact that it counterbalanced the oratory of Adolf Hitler. Particularly delectable comic scenes are Hynkel's balletic 'pas de deux' with a globe, and a cream cake fight between Hynkel and Napoloni, the dictator of Bacteria.

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