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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Greatest Speech Ever Made



A bit of a mash-up of Charlie Chaplin's celebrated speech at the end of The Great Dictator, a satirical attack on Hitler released in 1940 after Chaplin had started making "talkies." The main character, mistaken for Hitler, gives a rousing speech that is the most sincere moment of the film. The contemporary footage inserted into the video comments on our communication systems and current social problems. It's a strange and beautiful little video that could be used in multiple ways in the classroom and for multiple subjects.

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