Film
MODERN TIMES
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MODERN TIMES

Nine years after the emergence of "talkies" Charlie Chaplin defiantely stuck to his silent film roots with MODERN TIMES. Chaplin had a knack for making movies that walked the tightrope of comedy and drama. Consider his very best films. In THE GOLD RUSH he leans more towards comedy, but has a brilliant, dramatic third act. CITY LIGHTS in incredibly funny, but is also his most melancholy. MODERN TIMES, however, remains the perfect combination of laughs and pathos from the master. Starting as a very clever and funny satire of industrial America the film slowly evolves to something much more intimate and moving; a love story. It's a film that defines timeless (R.J. LaForce)

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