Modern Times

• TOP NOTCH (my top choices)
• HONORABLE MENTION (well worth watching)
• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER (I like them but you might not)
• CLASSICS (Great movies up through the 1960s - many don't have any rating)

Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman  

Summary - The Tramp struggles to live in modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman.

Cautions - Don't wear hex-nut shaped buttons on your dress.

Commentary - Modern Times is Charlie Chaplin's last silent film. It is a funny and witty film that satirizes an industrial society obsessed with productivity, profits, and growth – much like contemporary America.

The set pieces are marvelous and visually arresting. As the last film about the adventures of the lovable Tramp it captures Chaplin at his best! It is a hilarious, sad, serious, and at the same time genuinely romantic film with incredible energy. I also like it because it is arguably the most honest and unglamorous of the Tramp films, and just as relevant today as it was in 1936.


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