History Film / TheGreatDictator

6th Jun '16 1:39:22 AM CaptEquinox
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* BeautifulAllAlong: Hannah after her makeover, though she [[UnnecessaryMakeover never looked ugly to begin with]].

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Hannah after her makeover, though she [[UnnecessaryMakeover never looked ugly to begin with]]. More like an Unkempt Beauty.
28th Apr '16 2:45:34 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Apr '16 11:43:20 AM tbszgr
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* CasualDangerDialogue: When the Jewish Barber is hanging to an upside-down plane by just the throttle, he never even raises his voice. When the plane starts to dive, Schultz rambles about his beloved and daffodils, and continues ''even after the plane crashes''.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: When the Jewish Barber is hanging to an upside-down plane by just the throttle, control stick, he never even raises his voice. When the plane starts to dive, Schultz rambles about his beloved and daffodils, and continues ''even after the plane crashes''.
22nd Nov '15 5:12:40 AM eroock
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* BeautifulAllAlong: Hannah after her makeover, though she [[HollywoodHomely never looked ugly to begin with]].

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* BeautifulAllAlong: Hannah after her makeover, though she [[HollywoodHomely [[UnnecessaryMakeover never looked ugly to begin with]].
28th Sep '15 9:30:44 AM Juicehead_Baby
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->''"Eh das Strahf mitz Hutenzecht! Der Weinerschnitzel mittalagen vienten, und das SAUERKRAUT!"''

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->''"Eh das Strahf mitz Hutenzecht! Der Weinerschnitzel mittalagen vienten, mitt da lagerbieren, und das SAUERKRAUT!"''
15th Sep '15 6:33:27 PM eroock
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* InstantDeathBullet: The scientists who tries to demonstrate his new invention, a bulletproof uniform, dies immediately when the bullet hits him.

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* InstantDeathBullet: The scientists who tries to demonstrate his new invention, a bulletproof uniform, dies immediately on the spot when the bullet hits him.him in the chest.



* TactfulTranslation: Done with the dictator's speech [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4UhJpviVYg here]].



* TactfulTranslation: Done with the dictator's speech [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4UhJpviVYg here]].
10th Sep '15 1:10:11 PM Mikeyfan93
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Chaplin planned and shot the film in 1939-1940; France was conquered during the filming, which may have influenced the final tone of the film. While Chaplin understood from first-hand accounts how hostile the Third Reich was to Jews, at the time of filming, he was ignorant of [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Hitler's desire to exterminate them and most of eastern europe in the near future]] (the ''Hungerplan'' was devised alongside planning for ''Operation Barbarossa'' later that year and the Final Solution in early 1942). After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Chaplin expressed some regret about the film, telling interviewers that he might not have made it if he'd known the whole story. That would be an artistic challenge Roberto Benigni would take up 50 years later with the Oscar winning {{Dramedy}}, ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful''.

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Chaplin planned and shot the film in 1939-1940; France was conquered during the filming, which may have influenced the final tone of the film. While Chaplin understood from first-hand accounts how hostile the Third Reich was to Jews, at the time of filming, he was ignorant of [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust Hitler's desire to exterminate them and most of eastern europe Eastern Europe in the near future]] (the ''Hungerplan'' was devised alongside planning for ''Operation Barbarossa'' later that year and the Final Solution in early 1942). After UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Chaplin expressed some regret about the film, telling interviewers that he might not have made it if he'd known the whole story. That would be an artistic challenge Roberto Benigni would take up 50 years later with the Oscar winning {{Dramedy}}, ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful''.
4th Sep '15 5:53:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* HistoryMarchesOn: 'Concentration camp' was a fairly neutral term at the time, and upon hearing the word nobody at the time would've associated it with being starved to death or actively exterminated. The Japanese and Germans changed that within just five years of the film's creation, making the scene where the barber is sent to a very mild-looking concentration camp rather jarring. Chaplin later said that if he'd understood just how evil the Nazis really were, he wouldn't have made the film. That said, with the knowledge of hindsight, the portion of Hynkel's first speech where he begins talking about "der Jewden" becomes unbelievably chilling, as does an otherwise innocuous scene in which Hynkel orders one of his close advisers to be sent to a concentration camp.
7th Jul '15 9:20:34 AM Morgenthaler
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Ironically, for all of the controversy surrounding it, ''The Great Dictator'' was not the first American anti-Nazi comedy film -- Chaplin was upstaged by Film/TheThreeStooges with the short film ''YouNaztySpy'' by nine months.

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Ironically, for all of the controversy surrounding it, ''The Great Dictator'' was not the first American anti-Nazi comedy film -- Chaplin was upstaged by Film/TheThreeStooges with the short film ''YouNaztySpy'' ''Film/YouNaztySpy'' by nine months.
23rd Jun '15 6:02:31 PM damus2300
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* BlackComedy: Lampoons everything from war, anti-Semitism and even rape.
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