Episode 38. Charming Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin won our most recent Twitter poll about the silent film stars of Hollywood, so Alex and Jonathan take a look at three of the Tramp’s most iconic appearances: The Gold Rush (1925 & 1942), Modern Times (1936), and The Great Dictator (1940). We talk about the universality of physical comedy, Chaplin’s technical innovations, and how he adapted into the sound era of film.

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Skip to: The Gold Rush (5:56), Modern Times (35:46), The Great Dictator (1:03:05), Overall (1:18:41), Coming Attractions (1:33:47)

Resources referenced in this episode:

Next week we take a look at the work of Stanley Kubrick with:

Intro/Outro Music:
Ash by Mike Braudrick

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