The Silent Dictator

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Executive Producer: Jeffrey Gliwa
Partner: John Markland

Outline:

Los Angeles – 1939

Chaplin had only made silent films until he began work on The Great Dictator, a satire on Adolf Hitler and the rise of fascism.

Chaplin would still act-out his scenes in silence then later translate them into spoken word. He had romanced a 21-yr. old a year earlier and she was part early process.

Through a scene in which the dictator asks Garbitsch how he will be seen, “You will be worshipped like a God.”

Hynkel Gasps, jumps back, and says he’s starting to feel afraid of himself. He climbs the curtain like a frightened animal being stalked like prey. He is left alone.

What happens when a great man child is left alone? He plays with toys. He dances to a giant globe, his toy, which he then gracefully, comedically ally and tragically plays with.

Paulette Goddard watches and brings him back to the empty stage where they have been this entire time while a writer transcribes what he sees. Chaplin asks him to read.

Chaplin is infuriated by the lack of magic and passion in the words and in a tirade of wit and words chastises the writer from the stage.

Chaplin again is stuck in trying to translate his magic into words.

Goddard suggests they try something, then proceeds to seduce him but only will go step by step as he “narrates” her seduction.

She moves like silk, requesting he describe every gesture, she demands Chaplin romance her with words as she slowly disrobes and gets closer. A scene slowly reveals itself ending in a kiss and the way for Chaplin to seduce the words to the page.

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The Silent Dictator

Apparition Pictures Slate | Available
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Gliwa
Partner: John Markland

Outline:

Los Angeles – 1939

Chaplin had only made silent films until he began work on The Great Dictator, a satire on Adolf Hitler and the rise of fascism.

Chaplin would still act-out his scenes in silence then later translate them into spoken word. He had romanced a 21-yr. old a year earlier and she was part early process.

Through a scene in which the dictator asks Garbitsch how he will be seen, “You will be worshipped like a God.”

Hynkel Gasps, jumps back, and says he’s starting to feel afraid of himself. He climbs the curtain like a frightened animal being stalked like prey. He is left alone.

What happens when a great man child is left alone? He plays with toys. He dances to a giant globe, his toy, which he then gracefully, comedically ally and tragically plays with.

Paulette Goddard watches and brings him back to the empty stage where they have been this entire time while a writer transcribes what he sees. Chaplin asks him to read.

Chaplin is infuriated by the lack of magic and passion in the words and in a tirade of wit and words chastises the writer from the stage.

Chaplin again is stuck in trying to translate his magic into words.

Goddard suggests they try something, then proceeds to seduce him but only will go step by step as he “narrates” her seduction.

She moves like silk, requesting he describe every gesture, she demands Chaplin romance her with words as she slowly disrobes and gets closer. A scene slowly reveals itself ending in a kiss and the way for Chaplin to seduce the words to the page.

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