Modern Times

Dancing on machines to fight the machine, Adam Hofmeister looks at what serious messages Chaplin’s classic has to tell us in a comical fashion.

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Released: 1936
Running time: 87 minutes
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard
Plot: A factory worker (Chaplin) suffers a nervous breakdown, gets mistaken for a revolutionary and arrested and then struggles to find work in the depression era. Accompanying him is ‘the girl’ who tries to rehabilitate him into work whilst on the run from the law. Continue reading