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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Modern Times on Blu-ray!

 
 
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FilmJuice Competition: To celebrate the Criterion Collection edition of the iconic Modern Times we've got TWO Blu-ray copies to Give Away!
For your chance to win, simply answer this question (entry details at the bottom of page): Which legendary cinematic icon stars in Modern Times?
Answer A: Buster Keaton
Answer B: Charlie Chaplin
Answer C: Lillian Gish
Competition Deadline: 13th April 2022

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Posted March 14, 2022 by

 
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Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s last outing as the Little Tramp, puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine (Paulette Goddard). With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, Modern Times—though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound (even song!)—is a timeless showcase of Chaplin’s untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy.
USA | 1936 | 87 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.33:1 | ENGLISH
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary by Chaplin biographer David Robinson
  • Two new visual essays, by Chaplin historians John Bengtson and Jeffrey Vance
  • New program on the film’s visual and sound effects, with experts Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
  • Interview from 1992 with Modern Times music arranger David Raksin
  • Chaplin Today: “Modern Times” (2004), a half-hour program with filmmakers Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • Two segments removed from the film
  • Three theatrical trailers
  • All at Sea (1933), a home movie by Alistair Cooke featuring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, and Cooke, plus a new score by Donald Sosin and a new interview with Cooke’s daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge
  • The Rink (1916), a Chaplin two-reeler highlighting his skill on wheels
  • For the First Time (1967), a Cuban documentary short about a projectionist who shows Modern Times to firsttime moviegoers
  • More!
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Saul Austerlitz and a piece by film scholar Lisa Stein that includes excerpts from Chaplin’s writing about his travels in 1931 and 1932

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