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Tag: A Comedian Sees the World

Vague Visages Is FilmStruck: Jeremy Carr on John Ford’s ‘The Searchers’

“Trailing World War II’s devastation and the associative confirmation of just what mankind can propagate, so much of the film’s constitution derives from a reflective glimpse at the challenging state of the American soul…”

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‘Modern Times’: Charlie Chaplin Finds Freedom in the Age of Industry

It was a whirlwind, worldwide promotional tour for City Lights (1931) that brought Charlie Chaplin up close and personal with the global economic and political turmoil that would in large part inform his follow-up feature, Modern Times (1936). Chaplin, who knew poverty and hunger first-hand, having endured both […]

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