The great dictator

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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection :, [2011].
Special edition.
9781604654233, 1604654236
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2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. 
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[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection :, [2011].
Special edition.
9781604654233, 1604654236


General Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
General Note
DVD release date: May. 24, 2011.
General Note
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary with author Dan Kamin and historian Hooman Mehran. Disc 2. "The tramp and the dictator" Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler; "Chaplin's Napoleon" visual essay by Cecilia Cenciarelli; "The clown turns prophet" visual essay by Jeffrey Vance; "Sydney Chaplin's footage" making of featurette by Sydney Chaplin; "King, Queen, Joker" short film directed and played by Sydney Chaplin; "Charlie the barber" deleted scene. Booklet: "The joker and the madman" essay by Michael Wood; "Mr. Chaplin answers his critics" essay by Charles Chaplin; "What is known as really speaking" essay by Jean Narboni.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; film editor, Willard Nico ; musical direction, Meredith Willson ; original music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson ; art director, J. Russell Spencer ; sound, Percy Townsend, Glenn Rominger.
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter De Haven, Maurice Moscovich, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann, Florence Wright, Eddie Gribbon, Robert O'Davis, Eddie Dunn, Nita Pike, Peter Lynn.
In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie...and who thwarts his plans for world domination.
System Details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Chaplin, C., Struss, K., Totheroh, R. H., Nico, W., Willson, M., Spencer, J. R., Townsend, P. J., Rominger, G., Goddard, P., Oakie, J., Gardiner, R., Daniell, H., Gilbert, B., Hayle, G., De Haven, C., Moscovich, M., Dunn, E., Gorcey, B., Weigel, P., Conklin, C., Michelson, E., Mann, H., Wright, F., Gribbon, E., Dunn, E., Pike, N., & Lynn, G. (2011). The great dictator (Special edition.). The Criterion Collection :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlie Chaplin et al.. 2011. The Great Dictator. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Charlie Chaplin et al.. The Great Dictator The Criterion Collection, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Chaplin, Charlie, et al. The Great Dictator Special edition., The Criterion Collection :, 2011.

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