MODERN TIMES (Chaplin 1936, 89-mins): How does Chaplin’s use of sound commemorate it as his final “silent” film while commenting on industrial progress? I need to focus on how the themes of the film are represented not only by the narrative storytelling and characterizations, but through the unique qualities of cinema as the selected medium for telling a given story. You should consider cinematographic elements of shot composition, camera angles camera movement, color and contrast; aspects of the mise-en-scene, including setting and locations, props, costumes and makeup, actor performances, special effects; and the use of sound in the film from the musical scoring to realistic and invented sound effects and the nature of character dialogue, as well as any voice-over with the picture. How does Chaplin’s use of sound commemorate it as his final “silent” film while commenting on industrial progress?
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