Criterion Collection Spine #543
Getting caught in the cogs of a modernizing society.
This is actually the first silent comedy I have ever seen from legendary writer, Director, and actor Charlie Chaplin.
For me the funniest part had to be the opening sequences that shows his famous character the tramp trying to keep up while working on this ridiculously fast assembly line. This is also the film where they put him in that hilarious automatic feeding machine, that breaks down leaving this corn cob rapidly spinning on his face.
From what I have heard the movie parallels the reality of his career, where Chaplin was clinging to the traditional ways of silent cinema while his industry was transitioning to the…