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THE IMMIGRANT (1917) - Charlie Chaplin at his best

(WARNING: Spoilers abound!)

One of the many things that bothered me about James Cameron’s overblown romantic epic Titanic (1997) was the way it patted itself on the back for its blatant commentary on America’s class system. 629 more words



It was approximately 45 years ago this Christmas that my grandfather introduced me to Charlie Chaplin with an 8mm film of The Immigrant (1917). Although the film has nothing to do with the actual holiday, I felt, even at that young age, that Charlie Chaplin and Edna Purviance (never more beautiful than here)  895 more words

Film Reviews

Charlie Chaplin in/as A WOMAN (1915)

(WARNING: Spoilers abound!)

A Woman was Chaplin’s third and final film of female impersonation. You might say that this is the one where he really got it right. 401 more words


The Vagabond (1916): Chaplin hits all the right notes

In my humble opinion, The Vagabond is the first of Chaplin’s films that can truly be called a masterpiece. I can and have enjoyed Chaplin’s work up to this point, but The Vagabond was the first time I was aware of getting swept up in a Chaplin movie. 491 more words