Saturday, May 8, 2010

55. May 4/8, 2010 - The Great Dictator (1940)

Wow. Charlie Chaplin was gutsy to release this movie right at the height of Hitler's power in Europe. As a story, there isn't really much special or new. That's not what makes this film memorable. It was Chaplin's first real sound film, his most popular film with audiences (even though now his best work is usually considered something like Modern Times or The Gold Rush), and come on - he made fun of Hitler! In a major film! Like I said - gutsy.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars

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