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Unformatted text preview: He made this film 8-10 years after sound had already been introduced Its not technically silent, because it has a soundtrack, but characters only speak when theyre 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 Tramps 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. Its 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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- Fall '10