Unlocked: Charlie Chaplin and the Road to Freedom

19:25
 
Teilen
 

Manage episode 275532816 series 2454418
Von Sam Yang entdeckt von Player FM und unserer Community - Das Urheberrecht hat der Herausgeber, nicht Player FM, und die Audiodaten werden direkt von ihren Servern gestreamt. Tippe auf Abonnieren um Updates in Player FM zu verfolgen oder füge die URL in andere Podcast Apps ein.

"More than machinery, we need humanity."

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin put aside the Tramp character to write, direct, and star in "The Great Dictator." Rather than his usual slapstick comedy, "The Great Dictator" was a thoughtful political comedy, that not only satirized but also denounced fascism.

Side note: For making movies that criticized factory life, the Gold Rush, and the Nazis, Chaplin was accused of being a communist sympathizer and exiled from both the US and the UK.

We can't continue to produce important episodes like this one without your solidarity. There is no Southpaw without your financial support. In return, not only do you help produce the show but you also get access to more great content. It's mutual aid. Find our Patreon and swag at: https://www.southpawpod.com

You can find Southpaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @SouthpawPod

You can also find Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @StuffFromSam

205 Episoden