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Moontide Movie Essay - Port of Shadows Comparison

The Light of Human Love and Community: On ‘Moontide’ and ‘Port of Shadows’

“‘Moontide’ and ‘Port of Shadows’ offer a fascinating study into key differences in Hollywood and European filmmaking and storytelling during the 1930s and early 1940s, a time when the studio system reigned supreme…”

‘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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