Monday, January 1, 2018

A New Home in Modern Times (1936)

American Humor

A New Home, a scene in the silent film, Moderm Times, a comedy written and directed by Charlie Chaplin and also starring Chaplin and Paulette Goddard. While this film was undoubtedly relevant during the Great Depression, shining a light on some of the problems that industrialization provoked, it remains so today, with the comedy so poignant that it evokes both sadness and laughter. It seems that in many cities, including Toronto, all the common man can afford is a shack, and pretending it is a palace. Imagination can be grand, but it can only go so far in most humans before the tears start rolling down one’s cheeks.
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