Chaplin’s Great Speech

Recently I tuned into TCM and caught the last half of The Great Dictator (1941). It has been some time since I saw the film, and I was mesmerized, as I always am, by Charlie Chaplin. There are wonderful echoes of the Little Tramp in Chaplin’s portrayal of the Jewish barber and his physical comedy,…

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Quotes to Die Hard For

On November 11, I plan to see the TCM Big Screen Classics 30th anniversary showing of Die Hard (1988). As a ramp-up, below are some of my favorite quotes from Alan Rickman’s iconic portrayal of Hans Gruber, a movie villain I admittedly love more than loathe. “When they touch down, we’ll blow the roof, they’ll…

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