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The tramp asks merely for some money so that he can buy flowers from a poor blind girl he met earlier. When he learns that the girl and her grandmother face eviction from their modest apartment, the tramp sets out to earn money to pay their rent arrears. Having lost his job as a street cleaner, the tramp decides to try his luck in the boxing ring When Chaplin began work on the film inaudiences had already had their first taste of sound films, starting with The Jazz Singerso it must have been tempting for Chaplin to follow suit.
It would be another decade before he would make a conventional sound film, The Great Dictator When City Light was released insound had virtually taken over from silent cinema, and no one was more surprised than Chaplin when film proved to be a huge commercial success, loved by critics and audiences alike.
The film offered a much-needed diversion from the woes of the Great Depression. Although City Lights has no intelligible spoken dialogue, it does have a synchronised soundtrack which comprises a score composed by Chaplin and sound effects for some very effective aural jokes.
Chaplin is renowned for his perfectionist approach to filmmaking, and nowhere is this more apparent than on City Lights.
The film took two years and eight months to make, the longest period that Chaplin spent on a single film. One scene, the one where the tramp meets the blind flower girl for the first time, is reputed to have taken three months to shoot. Although Cherrill gives an effective, even highly engaging performance, she had an extremely bad working relationship with Chaplin.
He intended to replace her with Georgia Hale, who had featured in his earlier film The Gold Rush It also features some of his most inspired set-pieces, including the hilarious boxing ring scene, which is a reworking of a similar sequence from an earlier Chaplin film, The Champion The final shot is the most poignant of any Chaplin film, and also one of the great moments in cinema history.
City Lights is a film that will make you laugh and then make you cry. This is Chaplin at his best. The above content is owned by filmsdefrance.
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Chaplin's "City Lights". Charlie Chaplin was able to make a success of "City Lights" because of tion all the popular appeals of comedy and pathos, with himself always in the centre of the stage; could therefore achieve a great success and prove what might be done by pantomime alone.
So after last week's dip into Chaplin's body of work, by way of Modern Times, Film Club opted to try contrasting it against what many consider to be his masterpiece, City Lights (). Charlie Chaplin'sCity Lights, subtitled "A Comedy Romance in Pantomime," was released in Chaplin was responsible for the film's production, direction, editing, music, and screenplay. Chaplin was responsible for the film's production, direction, editing, music, and screenplay. Years later, funny boxing matches would be similarly choreographed by pantomime masters Keaton (Battling Butler, ) and Chaplin (City Lights, ). A faint echo of Bickel & Watson's choreography can be detected in the City Lights routine.
But a Charlie Chaplin's success might be likened to the. James Agee wrote a piece for Life magazine called “Comedy’s Greatest Era” which appeared on September 3, It was Agee’s tribute to the masters of silent films – the Charlie Chaplins, the Buster Keatons, and more.
If you are interested in silent films, if you love Chaplin or Keaton.