The great dictator-movie
October 26, 2019 7:00 pm Saturday
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films.
Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. This makes it all the more relevant for us to watch it, read it, learn from it in the current India regime. The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin’s most commercially successful film.Modern critics have also praised it as an historically significant film and an important work of satire, and in 1997, it was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.