The Great Dictator:
is a comedy film by Charlie Chaplin released in October 1940. Like most Chaplin films, he wrote, produced, and directed, in addition to starring as the lead. Having been the only Hollywood film maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin’s first true talking picture as well as his most commercially successful film.
At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini’s fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he excoriates in the film as “machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts”.
[link] “This is the story of the period between two world wars–an interim during which insanity cut loose, liberty took a nose dive, and humanity was kicked around somewhat.”
hagen rether hat sein programm liebe etwas aufgefrischt und dieses gestern abend beim 3sat festival praesentiert. das ganze gibts natuerlich auch schon in der tube.
grossartig wie immer, gerade auch weil einem immer wieder das lachen im halse stecken bleibt
Look Around You:
Look Around You is a BBC television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and, in the first series only, narrated by Nigel Lambert. The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002, and the second series of six 30-minute episodes in 2005, both on BBC2.
In the first series, the episodes (“modules”) satirise and pay homage to 1970s and early 1980s educational films and schools programmes. A different scientific subject is covered in each episode.
The series was commissioned based on a 20-minute pilot episode (twice the length of an episode in the first series, but otherwise identical) about calcium