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Charlie Chaplin United States, 1916

dAlton Anthony's rating of the film One A.M.

All 1916 Chaplin get 4 or 5 stars. Unadorned. A camera on a tripod. Barely detectable tilt shots to keep his body w/in the frame. Slight pans. Aside from that, it's all Charlie. A masterful performance by a master of the craft. We are able to see the transition from the vaudeville stage to celluloid and the self-deprecation that made Chaplin a working class hero for millions of people at the dawn of modernity.