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    City Lights Film Analysis

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    “City Lights!” What a classical film, complete with many different visual interests and original styles. With the un-denying romance and comical atmosphere, “City Lights” is sure to keep you entertained until the very end. “City Lights” was directed by Charlie Chaplin and was released in 1931 and is said to be one of the, if not the greatest, romances of all time. Thought at its release to be “dead” because of talking movies starting up, Chaplin proved critics wrong, and made a never-ending name for himself in film history. As for formal aspects of this film, I would give it four out of five stars and I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for an all-around respectable silent film. One of Chaplin’s greatest and most familiar movies,…

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    Charles Dickens is utterly a famous author. He has written over fifteen literary works. One of which in “A Tale of Two Cities” and it takes place during the time of the French revolution. In this novel, a man by the name of Dr. Manette has been incarcerated for almost two decades. When he is discharged, he is mentally unstable, a friend of the family finds his daughter and the two reunite. Over a few years the man becomes stable again and is now working as a doctor. The daughter goes by the name…

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    City Lights by Charlie Chaplin it is a great silent romantic comedy film, where the story has a great chronological connection with the main characters and the viewers. How does the editing style of the story and the key props such as the flowers add a meaning to the story City Lights by Charlie Chaplin? Based on the editing style such as the montage sequence, reaction shot and eye match, it reflects and help to symbolizes the love with out the important of money and physical appearance. The…

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    Being an auditory learner it is easy to say silent films are not my thing. I like to know every word of every conversation in a film. Although I had watched few silent films prior to City Lights I didn 't really have a great perception of them, I just assumed i disliked them all. City Lights was a great film which I really enjoyed. My conceptions of silent films prior to this film were that they were boring, tried too hard to be funny, and difficult to understand because of the lack of dialogue.…

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    The movie City Lights was not officially a silent film because it had the sound effects, but if it just went with being a talkie it would have been completely different and in my opinion not for the better. Back then they had the option of choosing whether or not to be a color film or a black and white film. But they still decided to go with what they did for a reason. The comedy in the movie would not have been the type of comedy if it had been a talkie. Plus talkies are not the type of movies…

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    Romantic comedies have existed as long as film has existed. They often make a decent profit, and have lower than average production costs. They provide an easy escape from reality, with light hearted plots and an almost guaranteed happy ending. This genre includes a multitude of conventions, such as the meet cute and the grand declaration. This genre has also gone through many phases and eras. City Lights, released in 1931, is arguably the most famous romantic comedy of the silent era.…

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    Throughout the entire book City of Tranquil Light, the reader can see and pick up times and people that God is working through. The two most obvious people that God works through are the main characters, Will and Katherine Kiehn. In the following essay, God’s work during Will’s four week exile at the bandit camp, also known as the “wilderness” time for both Will and Katherine, will be analyzed. God allowed the “wilderness” time for both Will and Katherine for several reasons. One of those…

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    cassettes that eventually become digitally transferred mp3 files. However, just as Urban Outfitters has created the return of the vinyl by selling the young adult demographic fantasy of the reversion to what the older generation called “real music”; the appeal of black and white films is the fantasy of a simpler time of flapper dresses and men laying their coats down for women to walk over. It is for this nostalgic reason that Charlin Chaplin’s City Lights has survived as a classic silent film…

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    Larry Levis’ poem “In the City of Light” contains levels of depth that, with close reading, reveal a sense of what it truly feels like for one to experience loss. The poem chronicles the narrator’s response to his (I presume the narrator is male, although the text does not specify) father’s death, leaving his lover, and analysis of the impact of both events. Upon first reading, I was drawn in by the characterization of the narrator’s loneliness and uncertainty, and sought to grasp a better…

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    By now we are familiar with Charlie Chaplin’s silent films and his talents; not only as a pantomime actor but also as a writer and director. Certainty, his 1931 silent film “City Lights” is a proof of his talent as an actor, writer, chorographer and director (Kamin) . The film gave Chaplin the opportunity to display his creative talents within the silent film industry. Although, Chaplin’s talents are numerous we are going to concentrate on his acting performance in the “City Lights” film. In…

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