CHARLIE CHAPLIN Name Course Date The powerful Charlie Chaplin is one of the comedy shows written shot and directed for the first time by Charlie Chaplin in 1936. It is believed to be one of the greatest works of Charlie Chaplin alongside other classics such as City lights the Great economic aspects of life. According to Charlie humanity is supposed to meet only the economic obligation of the society thus limiting the social and health progress of an individual. Bibliography Davis D. William. "A tale of two movies: Charlie Chaplin United Artists and the Red Scare." Cinema Journal (1987): 47-62. [...]
You are expected to watch films attentively, with an active mind and a pen in hand to take notes. Although the films are entertaining, we will watch them critically, as more than entertainment. To facilitate this, watch each film on the largest screen possible—and in a platform that allows you to stop the film and note minute markers. You are required to write weekly 300 to 350-word reflections on each film that conform to these guidelines. These responses count for 45% of your final grade; the lowest 2 grades are dropped. The goal is close observation and thoughtful analysis. You may reference the story line to make a point, but the reflection should not be a rehash of the plot. Use specific examples, along with minute markers. **Note that the final paper incorporates five of your weekly reflections. Formatting: Points will be deducted for misspellings and incorrect punctuation. Reread your work. All reflections must be submitted as Word docx (rft, pdf, etc. formats are not acceptable and will automatically earn an F). Observe the word count limits. You will lose points if your work fails short of, or exceeds, the word count limits! Your reflection on each film must provide this info at the top of the page: Your last name on your Word file submission Your name and the date of your submission The word count, excluding headers, footers, bibliography, imagery Name of the director(s) Year film made Year/time period film set in Your paper must include, at minimum, one set of minute markers. Your reflection must respond to one (or two) of these questions: How is the city portrayed in the film? What kind of place is it? Be as descriptive and specific — and nuanced — as possible. Is it a “realistic” portrayal? A romantic, mythic, or futuristic one? How does the city look, sound, feel? How does it behave? If the city were a character in this film, how would you describe it? Briefly describe one remarkable scene — ideally one that relates New York City’s architecture/streetscape/skyline to the movie’s story line and themes. Explain why you chose it, and how it supports (or doesn’t support) the themes explored in the film. How do the characters get around the city? How do they move through the physical space of the urban environment, and what does that signal to you about city life? How else do the characters interact with the typical elements of urban life — traffic, noise, doors and windows, people from different walks of life, etc. Are there any elements of the city that you thought were notably absent from the film?