zondag 25 september 2016
100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 128: City Lights
Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance
Runtime: 87 minutes
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Ernest Garcia, Hank Mann, Jean Carpenter
Description: With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp (Charlie Chaplin) who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl (Virginia Cherrill) accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Review: In “City Lights”, Charlie Chaplin falls in love with a blind flower girl and he tries to collect money for her operation. And with this film Chaplin proofs that he is one of the masters of silent film. And still, so many years after it was released, it’s a joy to watch.
Chaplin’s physique is perfect for silent film. His style is well-known and the choreography in the film is fantastic. The film has many hilarious moments, like the scene where he swallowed a whistle and the boxing match. But the film also has some heartfelt and adorable moments, the ones between him and the blind girl.
“City Lights” is an absolute classic and a movie that any film fan should have seen.
Rating: 5/ 5