CLASSICS MONTH DAY 16
I want to call City Lights hilarious and romantic, but it simply doesn't feel like enough! Ten times better than my first Chaplin - The Gold Rush - this film is outstandingly charming from beginning to end, with spot on performances by Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill ('the blind girl').
Chaplin had every opportunity to start making sound films like everyone else at the time but chose to prove that having dialogue is overrated. It's also impressive how a straightforward silent comedy can casually mention homelessness, suicide, disability, alcoholism and imprisonment.
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