100 of Something Encouraging artistic exploration

December 28, 2012  

Modern Times, PosterCharles Chaplin wrote, produced, directed, scored and starred in this 1936 silent picture.

A classic in its own right, it also stands as the last film of the silent era and features the first words Charlie Chaplin spoke, or rather sang, on film.

There are classic moments in this film starring Chaplin as "A Factory Worker" (but really, The Little Tramp) and Paulette Goddard as "A Gamin."

The film does have a full score (written by Chaplin) and sound effects and includes voices of other characters--but only as recorded or transmitted.

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