Charlie Chaplin Essays
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I was very excited to hear that we were going to watch a Charlie Chaplin feature to begin the semester because I have never seen one. Growing up, people have always told me that he was very famous for his silent films, so this made me wonder how he captured the audience’s attention with no sound. In the end, I thought that Chaplin used his strange body motions and unique stories to keep viewers entertained. Chaplin also was able to...
Charlie Chaplin is known as one of the original Auteurs of the film industry for the time and dedication he put in to his craft. At the height of his career, he simultaneously directed, produced written and acted in his movies. Inarguably the greatest character he played in his life is ‘the Tramp’ which is also his creation. The Tramp appeared as the main character in several films such as 'The Kid' (1921) 'The Circus' (1928), 'City Lights' (1931) and...
In this essay I will talk about Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame during the era of silent film. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona 'The Tramp' and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of the film industry. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977, and encompassed both...
The years 1939-1945 are seen as a champion among the most disturbing events ever. These years are known as World War II, an overall war among different nations which achieved pulverization and the affiliation, the United Nations. This battling began with the smart climb of a despot named, Adolf Hitler, who came into power in Germany with his Nazi convictions. In the midst of this dispute a film called, 'The Great Dictator', including the mainstream motion picture maker and humorist,...
The film ‘Modern Times’ takes place after the Great Depression when jobs were still scarce, but industrialization was on the rise. We meet the Little Tramp, Charlie Chaplin’s character in his final appearance as a worker in the factory. In true Chaplin style, the film has minimal dialogue and is in black and white with Chaplin’s signature song ‘Smile’ playing in the background multiple times throughout the film. The film was released in 1936. Throughout the film, we see Chaplin...