Monday, September 7, 2015

Modern Times -- September 7, 2015

Motion Picture Herald, 07-March-1936

In honor of Labor Day, I am writing about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, one of the most famous movies about labor.  I have a new blu ray from Criterion, but I haven't been able to get the television long enough to watch it.  When I do, I'll write more about the movie.
Some scenes seem familiar to us today.

I eat at my desk every day.

I have never done this at work, but I understand how he feels.
I wish I could be this graceful.
The scene with the red flag was funny, but many people found it controversial.  I remember a school friend's mother who thought Chaplin was a communist. 

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