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Charlie Chaplin Estados Unidos, 1925
It’s still a riot in spite of the despair, as Chaplin manages to find humor in even the most desperate situations—a talent derived, no doubt, from growing up in abject poverty. This also holds the distinction of featuring what is perhaps Chaplin’s best performance as the Tramp.
January 20, 2017
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Although the opening extreme long shots of an endless line of prospectors struggling up over a mountain pass are impressive, much of the action takes place in studio sets, sometimes standing in for alpine locations. Both the cabins, Black Larsen’s and Hank Curtis’, are like little proscenium stages, with the action captured from the front. Yet the film depends on its brilliant succession of gags and on the Prospector’s status as the underdog who is also the resilient and eternal optimist.
December 29, 2015
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The film would, of course, offer one magical high point after another, of both comedy and pathos (the dinner-roll dance, the eating of the boiled shoe, the teetering and tottering cabin on the cliff’s edge, the thwarted New Year’s Eve date), all of them woven together with [Chaplin’s] typical emotional clarity and expert visual storytelling.
February 03, 2014
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As the poor man of refinement, the overlooked wanderer despairing of romance, the survivalist imp of defiant pride, Chaplin is the apotheosis of the world’s despised and downtrodden, and also their hope; he heralds a revolution in anarchic beauty. Yet he’s also a bitter realist: even the redemptive grace of love comes only in the wake of an unearned windfall, and his frequent, poignant eye contact with the camera challenges viewers to bear witness and take sides.
July 29, 2013
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Today, thanks to Criterion’s DVD release, I’m struck by how concisely and completely The Gold Rush manages to sum up my life—in terms of mood at any rate, a very adult sense of dread mixed with geeky love. The blankness of all that snow resembles nothing more than Charlie’s face when he spasms, totally devoid of affect.
September 18, 2012
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