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Modern Times: The Criterion Collection DVD

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  • Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Run Time: 87 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2010
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Subtitles: English
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
  • Includes:
    New Audio Commentary By Charlie Chaplin Biographer David Robinson
    Two New Visual Essays, By Chaplin Historians John Bengston And Jeffrey Vance
    New Program On The Film's Visual And Sound Effects, With Experts Craig Barron And Ben Butt
    Interview From 1992 With Modern Times Music Arranger David Raksin, Plus A Selection From The Film's Original Orchestral Track
    Two Segments Cut From The Film
    Three Theatrical Trailers
    All At Sea (1933), A Home Movie By Alistar Cooke Featuring Chaplin And Actress Paulette Goddard, With New Score By Donald Sosin And A New Interview With Cookie's Daughter, Susan Cooke Kittredge
    The Rink (1916), A Chaplin Two-Reeler
    For The First Time (1967), A Short Cuban Documentary About First-Time Moviegoers Seeing Modern Times
    Chaplin Today: "Modern Times" (2003), A Program With Filmmakers Jean-Pierre And Luc Dardenne
    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 1930s World Tour.
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.
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