Posts tagged ‘The Great Dictator’

May 29, 2008

Look Up, Hannah

Thanks to my little bro boobesh– found a very inspiration speech from a man who most of us abhor may be for very different reason.

Did you know? the two men- Adolf Hitler & Charlie Chaplin were born within four days of each other.

The Great Dictator is movie made by Charlie Chaplin- about Adenoid Hynkel(Chaplin), the power-mad ruler of Tomania, and a humble Jewish barber suffering under the dictator’s rule.

Chaplin ends the movie with the barber’s speech calling for peace and prophesying a hopeful future for troubled mankind.

Video @ Look Up, Hannah
The Great Dictator movie by Charlie Chaplin. Film ends with the barber, having been mistaken for the dictator, delivering an address in front of great audience and over the radio to the nation, following the Tomanian take-over of Osterlich (an obvious reference to the German Anschluss of Austria on March 12, 1938). The address is widely interpreted as an out-of-character personal plea from Chaplin. Chaplin’s controversial speech, seen as an overtly political speech, may have contributed to the litany of reasons he was ultimately denied reentry in the United States during the McCarthy era.
Transcript @Speech from Charlie Chaplin

Look up! Look up! The clouds are lifting – the sun is breaking through. We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world. A kind new world where men will rise above their hate and brutality.
The soul of man has been given wings – and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow – into the light of hope – into the future, that glorious future that belongs to you, to me and to all of us. Look up. Look up

Timeless speech- almost 70years later we all aspire for the same.

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