EFC II #141 – Modern Times (1936)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#141 – Modern Times (1936)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Stanley Sandford, Chester Conklin, Al Ernest Garcia

The one hundred and forty-first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the legendary Charlie Chaplin’s final silent film and a farewell to his “Little Tramp” persona, Modern Times.

Recorded in February 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Maybe, it’s great, but I’m not sure. If you like Chaplin it’s an obvious yes.

Luke: A yes from me, the last silent appearance from one of the all time great movie icons, and a damn good film on top of it. Paulette Goddard steals the show.

EFC II #17 – Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#17 – Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye, William Frawley, Marilyn Nash, Isobel Elsom

The seventeenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Charlie Chaplin’s black comedy about a bigamist wife killer set in France, a departure from his usual films, Monsieur Verdoux.

Recorded in May 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes. It’s an underrated Chaplin film, unlike anything I’ve seen and impeccably made.