Next up our AFI movie watch marathon is the 1931 film City Lights, written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. I had never seen one of his films all the way through, so I was interested to see how it held up to more modern films. The movie is a silent film, although there is a musical score and several sound effects.
The movie is a romantic comedy, where Chaplin is a tramp who falls in love with a blind flower seller. Chaplin also develops a friendship with an eccentric millionaire who only remembers him when he is drunk. There are several laughable moments of physical comedy and the movie moves along at a quick pace.
Overall, I am glad we watched this in order to see Chaplin’s comedy style.