Hey geeks, check out this mash-up of the score from Inception, and Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator. Looks like it was put together by Youtube user dane3445. Overall I think he did a good job, though I think the music tends to compete a little with the speech towards the end.
I’ve really liked this speech since I first watched it almost five years ago in a little museum in Lausanne, Switzerland (…or I think it was Laussanne… somewhere around there). I decided that summer to take part in four week study abroad program for graphic designers, and that day we went to this museum that had a Chaplin exhibition. I wasn’t having a great day, and didn’t feel like tagging along with the rest of the group, so I wandered off and found myself in what seemed like the basement of the place. There were three screens set up down there, with a single bench in front of them, and each screen was briefly showing a scene from one of Chaplin’s silent films. I sat there for awhile watching them, then this speech popped up on the center screen while the other two went blank. Until then I never knew Chaplin did any talking pictures, and I kind of jumped a bit when I first heard his voice (and I was really glad no one was around to see that). Still, it was one of those weird quite moments I was glad no one else was around for, and that I got to enjoy. There were some other clips where he spoke, but the only other one I remember was the final scene from Monsieur Verdoux. Eventually the other students made their way down there and I took off. Anyhow, not sure why I went in to all of that. I’ll blame it on the wine. Enjoy the video!