Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times

Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times

           Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times
               Genre: Comedy, Satire
               Unemployment, Factory, silent film, Tramp, night watchman, assembly line, screw clamp
  Although the late 1920s, the era of silent films gradually expired, the legendary filmmaker and actor Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), despite the possibilities of this first cinematic revolution continues to dispense with the use of vocal speech in his films. Only with The Great Dictator / The Great Dictator in 1940 staged his first sound film comedian of the curious, while modern times happened to sound in 1936 as an almost defiant, refusing pronounced satirical dramatic verbal expression. Even if listening to a vocal contribution here within the voice of Charlie Chaplin is, can the director himself plays his famous figure of the tramp in the course of this presentation quickly slip into improvised onomatopoeia. In this way, the text turns into a caricature of the linguistic and the modern times of a last great silent film of the day, which is how such a humorous farewell tribute to the supremacy Phantom acting. As a worker in a steel factory is the Tramp Charlie (Charlie Chaplin) falls not easy on the assembly line to the urgent rhythm to adjust the automated processes, especially the ambitious director of the company (Allan Garcia), who himself in the toilet a monitoring camera installed, simply every last rapid pace is too slow. From the monotony of his simple, always the same activity and the enormous speed of the Tramp begins overwhelmed, slowly going crazy, not just the factory vigorously shake up, but to attack a horrified passer with his screw gun. This is the beginning of the decline in unemployment and imprisonment, as Charlie moves with his well-meaning, clumsy way too often at the misfortune. However, when he made the acquaintance of a shrewd young woman (Paulette Goddard), makes the way to their food for their impoverished family, “organized” and watch helplessly must be supplied as their little brothers and sisters after the shooting of the father during political unrest in an orphanage, holding the happiness of love moving into its most lonely existence … Starting from the almost timeless, complex songs about the carefully staged story with its tragic and comic dimensions, the acrobatic pantomime, to the socially critical implications represents modern times, a grand successful film than later silent film classics are still enormous fun preparing. At the same time here is a farewell instead of the figure of the brave, resilient and touchingly lonely tramps, who turns in an open final – as in several films Charlie Chaplin before – his audience back. But this time he will not start alone in an uncertain, although seemingly hopeful future, but with an affectionate woman at his side, which is also characterized by an indefatigable fighting spirit. Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard, who act together here in a very charming way, were also privately for ten years a pair. There are very front of the impressive, iconic black and white images and can be lively as the precise movements of this interaction, the Modern times also the artistic level to a very great masterpiece. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Charlie Chaplin – Modern Times Original Title: Modern Times Country of production: USA Production year: 1936 Length: ( #) 83 (Min.) Published at: format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital mono, German, English EAN: 4006680052489 Extras: documentary “Chaplin Today – Modern Times” by Philippe Truffault, introduction of the Chaplin biographer David Robinson, Cut Scenes, Photo Gallery, Trailer

Golden times

Golden times

Golden Times

  In fact, the golden age’s over in Unna and surrounding area, where people already Peter Thorwarth previous films Bang Boom Bang and what is not fit, made to fit playing. Because even the latest work from Westphalia is located there himself, said the director simply one Unna trilogy to life, which was obtained with Golden times its stunning conclusion. 134 minutes long Thorwarth now offers insight into life again in the province, this time acting like a crazed swan song to the new market-Bliss of the late nineties.

Read the rest of this entry »

Trailer – The Times of Harvey Milk

Trailer - The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

               Genre: Documentary
The Times of Harvey Milk – Trailer (English)
    In the early seventies, grew up around the Castro Street in San Francisco’s first gay community and had coined by an almost magnetic effect on men from across the country. With the rapid rise in gay men in San Francisco, the city developed at the center of gay life in the U.S. and the starting

Read the rest of this entry »

Three Times – Cannes 2005

Three Times - Cannes 2005

Three Times – Cannes 2005

  ) Three times, three places and three times a love story with each of the two identical actors (Shu Qi as a woman, Chang Chen as a man: that’s roughly describe the plot of the film “Three Times by Hou Hsiao-Hsien, who yesterday in the competition of Cannes Film Festival View of Cannes was. Three Times was originally been planned as omnibus film, which should result in three parts, each directed by a different filmmaker. But the ambitious project proved to be too complex in realization, so that finally, Hou

Read the rest of this entry »

Peaceful times

Peaceful times

Peaceful Times

  A mother makes too much worries, well acquainted with almost everyone. But Irene is an extreme. When her daughter gets the rule, Irene has now fear that it might be instead a bleeding tumor. That’s not really funny. In Neele Leana Vollmar’s tragicomedy yet. At least in parts.

, Like all people who may feel tired, weeping eyes, have Irene (Catherine Schubert) reasons for her unhappiness with her husband and three children Dieter Vasa, Ute and it’s Flori in 1961 the former East Germany fled to the West, more than

Read the rest of this entry »

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

The Times of Harvey Milk

  In the early seventies, grew up around the Castro Street in San Francisco’s first gay community and had coined by an almost magnetic effect on men from across the country. With the rapid rise in gay men in San Francisco, the city developed at the center of gay life in the U.S. and the starting point of the fight for “gay rights” of the hitherto largely invisible minority. The hitherto politically inexperienced Harvey Milk became a cult figure of the gay movement and awakening to its charismatic spokesman

Read the rest of this entry »

Dancing with the times

Dancing with the times

Dance with the time

  The enormous demographic shift within our society, it brings with it that the image of aging as well as older and older people fundamentally changed in these times. The modern ancients, which intensified under the name “Generation 50plus” of the leisure industry as an active, well-funded group to be discovered and courted long ago no longer meet the stereotype sedate seniors, but to mix in politics, economy and culture remain or re – vigorously with. The documentation of dance with the time of Trevor Peters portrays

Read the rest of this entry »