Friday, August 12, 2011
That doesn't mean I'm not trying to watch them. After all, I continually hear how excellent they are. But considering there are so many out there, it's hard to choose which one to watch first.
So I chose to watch Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin's last silent film. I do love a good laugh every now and again. Most comedy I like is verbal (ie, Billy Wilder), but then I realized the best comedy is physical.
Afterwards, I realized that I should venture into Chaplin's films more. After all, when discussing comedy, Chaplin's one of the first names brought up. Modern Times captures the struggles of the Great Depression but adds humor to lighten the mood. In short, comic genius.
My Rating: *****