Charlie Chaplin “The Kid” is one of my all time favorite films because it takes a serious topic like poverty and adds a level of pathos and comedy that deeply moves me. My partner Mike and I saw this movie together. We also saw Modern Times and The Gold Rush at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and fell in love with Charlie Chaplin’s soundtracks, mostly written by him. Jackie Coogan is so sweet when he kisses The Tramp that I get all choked up every time.
Hart Crane wrote a poem named “Chaplinesque” after seeing this deeply inspiring film.