Laughter - Part 4
Bergson died in 1941. I really hope he was fit enough to get out to the cinema in 1936 to see Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, a manic, joyful literalization of everything he's saying here. I have to think he saw it. He must have loved it. The Great Dictator came out in 1940 so that's more doubtful. But if Bergson did see it, he would have seen his passages about imitable gestures brought to fruition in all their glory. Like the discovery of Cygnus-X1 decades after Einstein had posited the existence of black holes.
I mispronounced "automata"! I realise that now. :(
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