“James - the Rolls-Royce. We'll burn up the town!”
FILM CLUB SCREENING #3
Yet again I had hard drive issue and we couldn’t screen Chungking Express because the subtitle file was corrupt. So, we decided to screen City Lights on YouTube. People were initially hesitant but everyone enjoyed it by the end and there was a consistent amount of laughing.
The film is excellently directed, the score is gleeful, the story is simple and effective and Charlie Chaplin is so expressive and hilarious, I’m glad this was my introduction to his work. My few gripes with the film are some jokes that become tired after awhile, namely the whistle scene amongst others.
Charles Chaplin re-shot the scene in which the Little Tramp buys a flower from the blind flower-girl 342 times.