Modern Times

  • 1936
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Charlie Chaplin's sentimental but keenly satirical swipe at the mechanization of everyday life is by consensus the last of the great silent features. Talkies were predominant in Hollywood as early as 1929, but this 1936 film reflects (and thematizes) Chaplin's resistance to change--though we do hear his voice for the first time during a nonsense song. As...read more

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02:21 — Brilliant Chaplin tale of a factory worker whose job drives him crazy. Classic indictment of the age of automation!
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02:28 — This is Charlie Chaplin's last 'silent' film. Charlie turns against modern society (especially the use of sound in films). Charlie is trying to keep u (more…)

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Famously choosing to make the film silent well after the age of talkies had begun, Charlie Chaplin used intermittent sound effects to tell this story of The Tramp coping with the industrial age, with the help of an orphan girl he befriends along the way.

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  • Review: Charlie Chaplin's sentimental but keenly satirical swipe at the mechanization of everyday life is by consensus the last of the great silent features. Talkies were predominant in Hollywood as early as 1929, but this 1936 film reflects (and thematizes) Chapl… (more)

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