sexta-feira, 8 de julho de 2011

The great dictator

Today i bring to you one of the greatest moments of movies's history. Despite being the biggest post so far it worth the reading.

"I'm sorry but I don't want to be an Emperor, that's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another, human beings are like that. We all want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone and the earth is rich and can provide for everyone.
The way of life can be free and beautiful. But we have lost the way.
Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate;
has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
We have developed speed but we have shut ourselves in:
machinery that gives abundance has left us in want.
Our knowledge has made us cynical,
our cleverness hard and unkind.
We think too much and feel too little:
More than machinery we need humanity;
More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness.
Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me I say "Do not despair".
The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress: the hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people, will return to the people and so long as men die [now] liberty will never perish. . .
Soldiers: don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you, who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel, who drill you, diet you, treat you as cattle, as cannon fodder.
Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men, machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts. You are not machines. You are not cattle. You are men. You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate. Only the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers: don't fight for slavery, fight for liberty.
In the seventeenth chapter of Saint Luke it is written:
"The kingdom of God is within man"
Not one man, nor a group of men, but in all men; in you, the people.
You the people have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness. You the people have the power to make life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy let's use that power, let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age and security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie. They do not fulfil their promise, they never will. Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise. Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!
. . .
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."
Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (1940).

When I first watched this movie i wasn't expecting such an inspiring and emotional scene. Who would? It is a comedy movie! But when we talk about Charlie Chaplin, we gotta to expect something more. This was his first talking picture, and it came in the right time! This was his brilliant way to fight against nazism. Well, there isn't much to say, the speech is amazing and meaningful by itself. If you didn't watch the movie yet,  do it RIGHT NOW! You won't regret.

Here's the scene:
Ps. If you want to watch it EPICALLY wait til 00:26, pause it, and put this one to play together in the background:

17 comentários:

ExoticBlogger disse...


Mochileiro disse...

Great movie.

Katie disse...

Very interesting!


great speech

Anônimo disse...

Chaplin was a genious.

Jason disse...

Awesome work man! Keep up the good work!

blorriepoes disse...

Yeah i think chaplin was best.
nice blog, really appreciated!

SilverWolf disse...

you never know what you'll find going through old movies.

Samuel Morales Bender disse...

Amazing movie, i love it!

Mark disse...

That truly is an amazing speech

STRAFOR disse...

Chaplinnnn <3

Irena disse...

nice to read :D

ReMs disse...

i agree chaplin was a genius :)

ebm93 disse...

Got to admit I am impressed.

Freebies disse...

chaplin is the best

netw disse...

such a great classic.

EssentialUnderground disse...

Classic !

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