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Charlie Chaplin United States, 1928

Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film The Circus

Chaplin does some theory of comedy and showmanship / spectatorship. He arrives at these undisputable truths: 1. Comedy does not only rely on the physical performance and it needs a character that is unaware of or surpassed by the events. 2. Audiences are essentially cruel. 3. Everything is funnier with monkeys. Also, brave and wise ending.