Saturday, February 7, 2009

the great dictator(1940)

charlie chaplin's most precious gift to cinema,the great dictator is a masterpiece which is a satire on nazism and was made in 1940 during which  raising your voice against hitler and persecution of jews was a was banned in many of the totalitarian states due to the fear of uprising such was the power of movie.I thoroughly enjoyed the comedy by charlie chaplin and even his dialogues as this was the first talkie by speech by charlie chaplin is one of the best  in the history of movies.

"Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say "Do not despair." The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men---machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have a love of humanity in your hearts! You don't hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural"

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