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Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in Modern Times (1936)

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in Modern Times (1936)


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Date: 26th September 2008

Source: British Film Institute

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Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard in Modern Times (1936)

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Media ID 1275614

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Chaplin Unhappy Vagrant


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from the British Film Institute, we are transported back to the iconic film "Modern Times" (1936), where Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard brilliantly portray a tale of hardship and resilience. The image captures a poignant moment between the two actors, evoking a sense of unhappiness and destitution that permeates throughout the movie. Chaplin's character, a downtrodden vagrant struggling to make ends meet during the Great Depression, is beautifully portrayed in his disheveled appearance and somber expression. Paulette Goddard's presence adds an additional layer of melancholy as she embodies poverty-stricken innocence alongside Chaplin on these desolate stairs. The composition of this photograph perfectly encapsulates the emotional depth present in "Modern Times". As viewers, we cannot help but feel empathy for these characters who represent countless individuals grappling with adversity during one of history's most challenging periods. Beyond its cinematic significance, this print serves as a powerful reminder of humanity's ability to endure even in times of great despair. It invites us to reflect upon our own struggles while appreciating the timeless artistry that continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

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