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Both Hilarious and Touching

JLFM - wrote on 05/15/2013

One of my biggest movie-related regrets that I hadn't seen a single Charlie Chaplin film. The director and actor has received massive acclaim, and is still considered today to be one of the world's greatest directors. And yet, I had not seen any of his films. In fact, I had seen relatively few silent films at all. However, if Chaplin's other work is even nearly as good as City Lights, I will not hesitate to see his many other films.

Often considered one of Chaplin's best films, City Lights is the story of a young tramp (portrayed by Charlie Chaplin), who befriends a drunk millionaire. The tramp uses resources provided by the millionaire to give gifts to a young, blind girl, whom the tramp has fallen in love with. Things are a bit complicated, though, as when the millionaire is sober, …

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City Lights review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/31/2012

The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) encounters a blind Flower Girl (Virginia Cherrill) and becomes enamored with her. He bumps into a drunken millionaire (Harry Myers) who tried to kill himself. The millionaire befriends the tramp and takes him out. It had great messages from the characters: The Tramp - “Be Brave. Face life” Millionaire – “No, I’ll live.” Blind flower girl – “Yes I can see now.” Numerous laughable moments such as the suicide, dress on fire, soap scenes. The score was magnificent and acting was authentic. This probably became the pioneer of themes of mistaken identity, suicide, romanticism, life’s hardships and a mixture of heart and comedy. A timeless classic, City Lights delivers in all aspects that made it such an influential film.

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