Unformatted text preview: ° He made this film 8-10 years after sound had already been introduced ° It’s not technically silent, because it has a soundtrack, but characters only speak when they’re mediated by machines ° The role of sound is very interesting ° Modern Times was a nostalgic culmination of the silent era ° It was advertised as the Tramp’s final farewell ° He has a whole series of jobs, which systematically invoke his older films – virtually every scene has a counterpart from earlier in his career, which the audience would have recognized o Context: the 1930s ° Modern Times is about the depression, strikes, labor and capital, class inequalities. It’s not a Marxist film, but it is an angry and radical one. • Chaplin is just as critical of labor as he is of industry...
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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