Modern Times

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Chaplin-Modern-Times-silent-movies-13775518-2100-1556ΗΠΑ/USA, 1936, μ/α/b&w

Σκην./Dir.: Charles Chaplin | Σεν./Scr.: Charles Chaplin | Φωτ./Cin.: Ira H. Morgan, Roland Totheroh | Μοντ./Ed.: Charles Chaplin, Willard Nico | Μουσ./Mus.: Charlie Chaplin | Ηθ./Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman | Παρ./ Prod.: Charles Chaplin Productions | Διάρκεια/ Dur.: 87’

The  film  is  a  comment  on  the  desperate  unemployment  and  financial    conditions    many    people    faced    during    the    Great    Depression — conditions created, in Chaplin’s view, by the modern industrialization. Charlie Chaplin turns against modern society, the machine age and progress. He is a factory worker frantically trying to keep up with a production line, tightening bolts in a big factory. When he meets a recently orphaned barefoot girl who is fleeing the police  after  stealing  a  loaf  of  bread,  he  instantly  falls  in  love  with  her and together they seek happiness away from modern industrial society.

Modern  Times  remains  one  of  Chaplin’s  greatest  and  most  enduring  works.  Perhaps more important, because it is the Tramp’s finale, a tribute to Chaplin’s most beloved character and the silent-film era he commanded for a generation

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