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What's your favorite Charlie Chaplin film?

The Champion
0 (0%)
The Tramp
0 (0%)
The Bank
0 (0%)
The Floorwalker
0 (0%)
The Fireman
0 (0%)
The Vagabond
0 (0%)
One A.M.
0 (0%)
The Count
0 (0%)
The Pawnshop
0 (0%)
Behind the Screen
0 (0%)
The Rink
0 (0%)
Easy Street
0 (0%)
The Cure
0 (0%)
The Immigrant
0 (0%)
The Adventurer
0 (0%)
A Dog's Life
0 (0%)
Shoulder Arms
0 (0%)
Sunnyside
0 (0%)
A Day's Pleasure
0 (0%)
The Kid
5 (16.7%)
The Idle Class
0 (0%)
Pay Day
0 (0%)
The Pilgrim
0 (0%)
A Woman of Paris
0 (0%)
The Gold Rush
0 (0%)
The Circus
1 (3.3%)
City Lights
9 (30%)
Modern Times
7 (23.3%)
The Great Dictator
6 (20%)
Monsieur Verdoux
0 (0%)
Limelight
0 (0%)
A King in New York
1 (3.3%)
A Countess from Hong Kong
0 (0%)
other (please specify)
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
1 (3.3%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2011, 05:42:34 PM »
The Kid
City Lights
The Circus
The Gold Rush
A Dog's Life
Shoulder Arms
The Immigrant
Modern Times
Monsieur Verdoux
The Rink
The Pawnshop


Limelight
The Floorwalker
The Fireman
The Vagabond
Behind the Screen
Easy Street
The Cure
The Adventurer


The Great Dictator
A King in New York
One A.M.
The Count


While I'm a bigger Keaton fan, I love Chaplin's work.
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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 11:55:09 AM »
Need to see more. Love everything I've seen.
1. The Kid
2. The Gold Rush
3. City Lights

Revised:
1. The Kid
2. The Gold Rush
3. Modern Times
4. City Lights

Love 'em all.

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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 06:18:54 PM »
1. City Lights
2. The Kid
3. Modern Times
4. The Great Dictator
5. The Gold Rush
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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 05:34:59 PM »
A King in New York (1957) 59/100 - It's obvious that Chaplin felt uneasy making a film without the comforts of his old studio and employees. It's not a well crafted film, and sadly, his son Michael is terrible in his performance. Iíve seen a lot of bad child acting performances in my day, and Michael Chaplin has to be the worst of all of them. He has his fatherís penchant for looking into the camera, and his monotonous and overly phonetic delivery of his lines, make his scenes with his father most grating. As for the rest of the film, there are moments of Chaplin's brilliance, but unfortunately, they are few and far between. What did strike me about the screenplay, was how prophetic Chaplin was about American society at the time, and in the future and its slow descent into crass banality. The scene with the Kingís plastic surgery came out of left field, but reminded me of so many people Iíve seen in modern day life. Can I recommend A King in New York to the casual Chaplin film fanÖNo. But it should be seen, if only for the fleeting moments that show that the master still had a message, that was sadly and slowly being extinguished with time.

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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2013, 04:22:44 PM »
City Lights
The Gold Rush

Modern Times
The Kid
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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2014, 11:28:08 PM »
Modern Times: 10/10
City Lights: 10/10
The Gold Rush: 9/10
The Circus: 9/10
The Kid: 7/10
A Woman of Paris: 7/10
The Great Dictator: 7/10
Limelight: 6/10
A King in New York: 4/10
Monsieur Verdoux: 3/10

The Immigrant: 9/10
Easy Street: 8/10
The Rounders: 8/10
Sunnyside: 7/10
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2014, 01:00:05 AM »
Many of the shorts blend together for me. I'll just rank the ones I can remember.

1. The Great Dictator
2. The Circus
3. The Gold Rush

4. Modern Times
5. City Lights
6. The Kid

7. Monsieur Verdoux
8. Limelight
9. The Pilgrim
10. A King in New York
11. A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate
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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2014, 01:40:51 PM »
1. The Gold Rush (1925)
2. City Lights (1931)
3. The Kid (1921)
4. Modern Times (1936)
5. The Great Dictator (1940)

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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2015, 09:07:57 AM »
Modern Times
The Immigrant

City Lights
The Kid
The Circus

The Gold Rush
(narrated version)
Monsieur Verdoux
The Great Dictator

Limelight


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Re: Director's Best: Charlie Chaplin
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2015, 09:15:37 AM »
Damn I meant to vote for A KING IN NEW YORK, not THE GREAT DICTATOR
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