ByChris Harkin, writer at
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There are some films that defy time itself. While the vast majority of films age and become less effective over time, there are some that are nearing eighty or even ninety years old which we can still watch today as great works of film! One of these, in my opinion at least, is the Charlie Chaplin film The Great Dictator, and there is a speech which Chaplin's character makes in it which I think everyone needs to see today.

The film itself is a spectacle, and features Charlie Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel, a dictator trying to expand his empire and eventually wanting to take over the world. He also stars as a Jewish barber trying to avoid the persecution of Hynkel, and at the end of the film he makes this speech below to his people, and the speech in itself fits the world back then, but it is almost even more perfectly fit to our modern day society. Think carefully about the words, and enjoy the music composed by Hans Zimmer, and thanks to YouTuber CyclopsRevolution for putting up the video, as well as DerPestmann for the idea of putting the music to the video!

"We all want to help one another, human beings are like that."
How is it possible for such a speech to fit so perfectly seventy-five years later? I don't know, but think about what Chaplin said in that speech, because it's so true, and it inspires me quite a lot.

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