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Free Screening and Discussion of Chaplin's The Great Dictator
Event Type:Presentation
Location:Clement Chemistry Building Cinestudio
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Mitchell A. Polin
Department:Theater Dance
Presented as part of Double Edge Theatre’s residency at Trinity College by the Department of Theater and Dance
1940. U.S.A.
Directed, produced, and written by Charles Chaplin
With Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner
Run time: 125 minutes; rated: NR; format: 35mm, B&W
With pre-screening lecture, “Taking Back the Moustache: Comedy and Politics” by James Prakash Younger, Assistant Professor of English, Trinity College
“The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der Führer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags, and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror.”
—Film Forum Repertory Calendar
“…the genius of Chaplin is measured by his profound understanding of those attributes which place the most monstrous of men within the confines of the human condition.”
                                                          —Andrew Sarris, The Village Voice
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