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Unformatted text preview: o Then he moved yet again, joining D. W. Griffith in 1919 to co-found United Artists o By the 1920s he was the most recognizable, famous figure in the world o His sound films, from later on, aren’t as great artistically • The Tramp as a myth o The tramp becomes a kind of mythological figure o He taps into deep psychological issues o In a way, the tramp is a communal creation, like a myth, even though Chaplin created him, because the historical culture had a part in it – there were so many unemployed hoboes and bums at the time, and so the Tramp was a kind of social reality o Think about the costume – coat and shirt too small, pants and shoes too big – he is an emblem for mismatch o His body is dexterous and graceful o Chaplin realizes the power of the close-up to allow him to show emotions in his face o Even the chase scenes help to create character....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10