He started to ten years like a comedian in theatral, role after role, he begin to make name in business. He starts thanks these imitations of famous comics. It’s in 1918, he creates his studio with Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford et D. W. Griffith. After these first movies like The Immigrant (1917), The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), he brings a new dimension at the comedy. He isn’t enjoyed just for this acting abilities or his burlesque imagination, it was a first to treat social conditions with satirysme in movies.
Charlie Chaplin is known also thanks this ressemblance with Hitler. He played with, in The Great Dictator (1940), it’s a caricatural comedy on Adolf Hitler and his dictatorship (I advise to watch it). This blend between humour, and reality makes Chaplin’s movies masterpieces of a cinema. I advise alsoModern Times (1936), I think this movie is timeless, and still relevant with our society.
Chaplin’s anecdote : In 1915, Charlie Chaplin is in London, he seen a look-alike competition of Charlot. He joins under a false name. Unfortunately he loses to the 25th place.
Last year, we saw a great movie, for my part, it was The great Gatsby, with the famous actor: Leonardi Di Caprio.
I really enjoyed this film because there is an attractive love story between the main character, Daisy and Gatsby, where we can think that it’s an impossible love because Daisy is married as another man while Gatsby always love her. Throughout this film, Gatsby tries to lure back his beloved.
The end of the movie is very compelling, we don’t expect it necessarily.
Do you know the notion of « podcast »? Podcasts are some videos about many differents subjects: Generally it’s about video games, or just for laugh. I really like it, and last week I discovered « PewDiePie », who is a swedish podcaster. He is making short videos, and if you enjoy Fanta Bob (or Squeezie for example, who are french podcasters) I recommand you to try PewDiePie.
His subjects are from video games, and it’s a good initiative for improve your English language!
Since we’ve talked about the great Bob Dylan in class, i thought it would be appropriate to evoke some of hisgreatest songs. I choose three well-known songs of him that inspire me a lot.
« Blowin’ in the Wind », and what a song! it’s probably the most popular song of Dylan. Written » in 10 minutes » (according to the famous songwriter), it became quickly a true Anthem for a whole generation, supporting many ideas about peace and freedom.
« all along the watchtower » is also a famous song in its accoustic version, but its most known version is definitly the one made by Jimi Hendrix, slower but also more rock.
« Masters of war » is my favorite song of Bob Dylan and also one of my favorite songs ever. The power of this song is so strong and unifying that it stillresonates throughourworld today.
I would like to share with you my favorite cover of « Masters of War » made by an Irish singer that I love for a few years already and who begintobe known inFrance : Ed Sheeran.
I hope you’ll enjoy this cover ( whether you like the original or not). And what about you? do you like Bob dylan? what is you favorite songs of him?