Saturday, 22 February 2014

Modern Times - film review (with Wikipedia assist)

The Tramp working on the giant machine in the ...
The Tramp working on the giant machine in the film's most famous scene (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Modern Times was directed by Charlie Chaplin. He also stars in it, played, produced and wrote the music.

Modern Times is a 1936 comedy film, in which Chaplin's iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in modern, industrialised world.

The film is a comment on the despotic employment and fiscal conditions many people faced during the Great Depression, conditions created in Chaplin's view by the efficiencies of modern industrialism. The movie also stars Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford & Chester Conklin.

The Tramp working on the giant machine is the film's most famous scene.

He finally suffers a nervous breakdown and runs amok, throwing the factory into chaos. He had more hardship, time in hospital, in jail, and leads a fugitive's life.

In the final scene, Chaplin & the hero walk down a road at dawn, towards an uncertain but hopeful future.

Posted for Keiko
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