Starlet Alert: Martha Hyer as Maid
Film School Dropouts - Week 2
A few notes on the film. Why is everyone so dirty in the spotlessly clean factory? And why isn't that guy wearing a shirt? I also notice that Chaplin went to the Metropolis school of factory design, where levers and knobs cover everything, and make no sense.
Paulette Goddard is absolutely adorable and steals the show here. I want to see more of her now.
I never realized Career Opportunities is an homage to the night watchman portion of this film, but that's what I get for being relatively ignorant of cinema until recently.
Film School Dropouts - Week 17
Ok, so I'm starting really late on this challenge, and I'm new to actually writing reviews, so this should interesting.
With that being said, I sure didn't go easy on myself by starting out with this almost 4 hour epic. And epic it is, huge sets, seas of extras, costumes and of course, the chariot race. However, it is also flawed, with scenes dragging on too long, cheesy acting, the almost pointless romance, and…