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Silent Film

life-threatening scenes where the human is literally consumed by the machine, where both the mechanic and protagonist find no indecorum in going on about their duties and routine with lack of reactions. The flat lighting techniques throughout the film also represent a lack of depth in humanism. The factory workers only chase after the crazy Tramp when he pulls the lever and disrupts the functions of the assembly line, but immediately return to work when it is fixed. It is as if they are systematically...

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Film analysis done for Charlie Chaplin's film, "Modern Times"

"While watching a silent picture each individual supplies the unspoken words according to his own understanding of the action. The dullard sees the story in his own way as does the intelligent, the wise, and so on-each one, as I said before, supplying his own understanding and everyone is pleased. But when the actor gives through the spoken word his own interpretation-then-well, there is bound to be disappointment." - Charlie Chaplin. (taken from http://www.public.asu.edu/~ialong/Taylor46.txt)Drawing...

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-Charlie Chaplin vs. Buster Keaton In my personal, I like Charlie Chaplin because he uses pathos in many of his films and he also made sure to use small props in his films which made him seem relatable. They have both have made a dramatic impact on the film culture of the 20th and the 21st centuries. Keaton with his large inventions and props mixed with his slapstick humor gave audiences more than enough to laugh about. While Chaplin was able to get the same reaction by using small props he...

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Charlie Chaplin

taking up singing and acting from an early age. After a rocky film debut, Chaplin soon became a success in 1913 while touring in the US. With his role “The Tramp,” Chaplin reached world fame. According to Chaplin himself, the force that propelled him and drove him onto the world stage that he came to inhabit was not primarily artistic inspiration, but a desire for money. Ingeborg Kohn, in Charlie Chaplin, Brightest star of silent film, quotes Chaplin saying that he “'went into the business for the...

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Woody Allen's Sleeper

Sleeper “Sleeper” is a film, which at first glance, appears to be about nothing but making people laugh, but when examined more closely might appear to be a commentary on politics, consumerism and even love. This film is supposed to be Woody Allen’s take on a modern silent film, and there are definitely similarities to the silent film classics of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, most notably the physical humor that defined the slapstick sub-genre of comedy. Scenes like those with the giant...

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Charlie Chaplin

live” (brainyquote.com). Work is exactly what Charlie Chaplin did on the set of all his films. His love for work showed in his two most recognized films, City Lights and Limelight. City Lights was his most famous sound film done in a silent style and Limelight being his last sound film. Both these films encompassed the romantic comedy genre, yet still had their differences. Even though City Lights was a silent film, Chaplin was able to portray the story through his music and way of communicating through...

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Comparative Evaluation Essay

element of two films made by the two most famous silent film actor/directors (although Harold Lloyd has been gaining ground on both in recent years), Buster Keaton’s The General and Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, and to make some kind of evaluative judgment regarding them. Note that you need not — and probably should not — claim one film is better than the other; it is a much easier task to argue that one film does something in particular better than the other. Even saying one film is “funnier” is...

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Silence Speaks More Than We Observe

EWRT1A Instructor: Luis Limcolioc Title: Silence Speaks More Than We Observe "Silent Dancing" By Judith Ortiz Cofer There are moments in which the silence can convey a message which is much more momentous than any other words which can be spoken. "Silent Dancing" by Judith Ortiz Cofer is a great evidence of that. In this piece of work the writer conveys a message about her childhood. Around the young age of three, the writer along with her mother and her younger brother shifted from their homeland...

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Charlie Chaplin: Rags to Riches

leaving his home in Britain and seeking fame in America. Of course he found it! Critics called Chaplin a genius. Some even went as far as to call him the funniest man in the world. Charlie Chaplin had a very successful career, making dozens of silent films and writing an autobiography. The story of Charlie Chaplin is almost as entertaining as the man himself. During Charlie’s childhood his mother was the only one supporting him and his brother Sydney (it is rumored that there was another Chaplin...

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Charlie Chaplin

he became a sensational comedian and one of the best actors of all time. Chaplin is considered as one of the most pivotal stars of the early days of Hollywood. He lived an interesting life both in his films and behind the camera. Charlie Chaplin is most recognized as an icon of the silent film era, often associated with his popular "Little Tramp" character; a man with a toothbrush mustache, derby hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk ("Biography for Charles Chaplin"). Charles Spencer Chaplin was...

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