When the Queen met Putin.
When the Queen met Putin some years ago, he rudely kept her waiting a couple of hours and this is something YOU DO NOT DO to ANY Head of State let alone the Head of the Commonwealth.
You can see by the look on her face that good old Lizzy has him summed up in one glance.
The more I look at the picture and the more I see her expression, you can tell she doesn't like the man and time alone would prove her correct.
Can you imagine being the Queen and never being allowed an opinion on all the many other Heads of State she has met over the years and has to keep EVERYTHING SO VERY PRIVATE...
This picture alone speaks volumes. They do say a picture is worth a thousand words, and this one only needs a couple - CONTEMPT comes to mind - DISTRUST - is another - I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER YOU HORRIBLE LITTLE MAN - is another and I know it's more than one word...
Now: I invite you to CLICK HERE and watch the video as it is absolutely topical for what is happening at the moment and is one of the greatest speeches ever given.
Or CLICK HERE and watch the whole film.
The Great Dictator
The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring British comedian Charlie Chaplin following the tradition of many of his other films.
Chaplin's film advanced a stirring condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany and neutral during what were the early days of World War II.
Chaplin plays both leading roles: a ruthless fascist dictator and a persecuted Jewish barber.
The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin's most commercially successful film. Modern critics have praised it as a historically significant film, one of the greatest comedy films ever made and an important work of satire.
Chaplin's climactic monologue has frequently been listed by critics, historians and film buffs as perhaps the greatest monologue in film history, and possibly the most poignant recorded speech of the 20th century.
The Great Dictator was nominated for five Academy Awards – Outstanding Production, Best Actor, Best Writing (Original Screenplay), Best Supporting Actor for Jack Oakie, and Best Music (Original Score).
In his 1964 autobiography, Chaplin stated that he could not have made the film if he had known about the true extent of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps at that time.
All of this is somewhat topical for what is happening today and how dictators take from the people until the people take it back.
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