Modern Times was Charlie Chaplin's last full-length silent film. The author situates Modern Times within the context of Chaplin's life work, exploring its history and influences. She explores how the film's themes of oppression, industrialization and dehumanization are embodied in the little tramp's struggle to survive in the modern world.
|Publication date:||1st April 2006|
|Publisher:||BFI Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||Film theory & criticism,|
Joan Mellen is professor of creative writing at Temple University. She is the author of the BF Film Classics on Seven Samurai and in the Realm of the Senses, as well as several works of biography, fiction, and literary criticism. Her latest book is A Farewell To Justice: Jim Garrison, JFK's Assassination and the Case That Should Have Changed History (2005).More About Joan Mellen