THE GREAT DICTATOR as AH

I've not seen this Charlie Chaplin classic since highschool- but does his satirical depiction of Adenoid Hynkel & his Jewish barber double- together with his incongruously making a speech for world peace- constitue a form of AH ?
 
It's got made up countries, historical analogues, hilarious but implausible events, so at best it'd qualify as an Alternate Universe.
 
I've not seen this Charlie Chaplin classic since highschool- but does his satirical depiction of Adenoid Hynkel & his Jewish barber double- together with his incongruously making a speech for world peace- constitue a form of AH ?
Not even close.
 
The Great Dictator is more satire than anything else. It isn't trying to create an alternate world, simply to poke fun at the Hitler regime.

Also, I do recommend watching it. It might not be AH, but it is still a damn good film.
 
The Great Dictator is more satire than anything else. It isn't trying to create an alternate world, simply to poke fun at the Hitler regime.

Also, I do recommend watching it. It might not be AH, but it is still a damn good film.
"Sir, the workers are complaining about the sawdust in the bread."

"Why should they? It's from the finest lumber!"

:D
 
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