• As you can see in this short special feature from Criterion’s release of The Great Dictator (out next week on Blu-ray and DVD), which compares Charles Chaplin’s 1940 masterpiece with his brother Syd Chaplin’s 1921 silent comedy King, Queen, Joker, both Chaplin siblings were captivated by shaving scenes set in barbershops. Watch how their techniques converge; it’s all in the wrist.


  • By David Hollingsworth
    May 20, 2011
    02:18 PM

    Great! This makes me want to purchase the DVD even more.
  • By Steve Sunday
    May 23, 2011
    05:49 PM

    Brilliant. I cannot believe I have not got round to watching the Great Dictator all the way through yet. I will do so soon. Thanks for the nudge.