Monday, August 1, 2011

Modern Times, 1936

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Written by Charlie Chaplin
Starring Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard

The tramp's final outing is a real pleasure. The best comedy is in the factory scene during the first twenty minutes, but there's good material later, too. There's particular note of the historical context of this movie coming nearly a decade after the arrival of sound, the tramp having never spoken before, the song that he sings, and the ending; even for viewers that aren't aware of it, there's no loss -- it's only a hidden bonus.

He also wrote the music, which is another little delight.

Modern Times at IMDB.

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