Thursday, December 18, 2014

Every theater should be screening this movie

After hearing about SONY canceling the Interview and Paramount putting the kibosh on showings of Team America I think I've found the movie that they should screen.

The Great Dictator

This is one of the first talkies that Charlie Chaplin ever made and the mustache made it perfect for a prince and the popper type story line involving Hitler.  The slapstick is good but this speech makes the whole film worth it.

I know it's not a direct attack on Kim Jong Un, but it would be great to play it in place of the other two films mentioned above to point out how silly kowtowing to a dictator really is.

Charlie Chaplin had the balls to take on a dictator why can't SONY and Paramount do the same.

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
-Mel Brooks