Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: A Movie Masterpiece
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Few romances are as gorgeously written -- or as heartwrenching -- as Shakespeare's classic tale of… More
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1936. Charles Chaplin. 87 minutes. USA. Black & White.
The Little Tramp punches in and wigs out inside a factory where gizmos like an employee-feeding machine may someday make the lunch hour last just 15 minutes. Bounced into the ranks of the unemployed, he teams with a street waif (Paulette Goddard) to pursue bliss and a paycheck, finding misadventures as a roller-skating night watchman, a singing waiter whose hilarious song is gibberish, a jailbird and more. In the end, as Tramp and waif walk arm and arm into an insecure future, we know they’ve found neither bliss nor a paycheck but, more importantly, each other.