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The Resource Modern times, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin

Modern times, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin

Label
Modern times
Title
Modern times
Statement of responsibility
written and directed by Charlie Chaplin
Contributor
Actor
Cinematographer
Composer
Director
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • eng
Summary
  • A hapless factory worker cracks under the strain of his job and is sent off in a paddy wagon. He then finds himself unemployed, on the streets of Depression America, where he befriends a young woman fleeing childcare authorities, and they embark on a misadventure-filled search for happiness
  • An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue
  • A devastating satire on the effects of mass production on the lives of factory workers. Shows Charlie as a factory worker, jailbird, night watchman, and a singing waiter. Primarily a silent film with music and sound effects, but voices emanate from TV sets and radios
Member of
Cataloging source
OWL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Rollie Totheroh, Ira Morgan ; music composed by Charlie Chaplin
Language note
English or French soundtrack, English intertitles, and optional subtitles in English, English for the hearing-impaired, English for the hearing-impaired, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean. Menu in English, Spanish or Portuguese
PerformerNote
Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1889-1977
  • 1911-1990
  • 1870-1946
  • 1894-1961
  • 1890-1967
  • 1889-1959
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chaplin, Charlie
  • Goddard, Paulette
  • Bergman, Henry
  • Sandford, Stanley
  • Totheroh, Roland H.
  • Morgan, Ira
Runtime
83
Series statement
Chaplin collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Factory workers
  • Mass production
  • Automation
  • Automation
  • Working class
  • Factories
  • City and town life
  • Satire, American
  • Comedy films
  • Feature films
  • Films for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Modern times, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 1936 motion picture
  • Dolby digital mono. or 5.1 surround
  • Special features include: documentary: "Chaplin today, modern times" by Philippe Truffault ; introduction by David Robinson ; karaoke version of Chaplin's nonsense song ; theme song "Smile", performed by Liberace ; government sponsored educational film "Behind the scenes in the Machine Age" (1931) ; Ford's promotional musical film "Symphony in F" (1940) ; Cuban documentary "Por primera vez" or "For the first time" (1967) on peasants watching Modern times, their first movie ; photogallery, poster gallery, theatrical trailers, and deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Modern times: the film -- Disc 2. Modern times: special features
Control code
52537659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (87 min.)
Isbn
9780790771687
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
085393794323
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
37943
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Dolby digital surround 5.1 surround, mono, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Modern times, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 1936 motion picture
  • Dolby digital mono. or 5.1 surround
  • Special features include: documentary: "Chaplin today, modern times" by Philippe Truffault ; introduction by David Robinson ; karaoke version of Chaplin's nonsense song ; theme song "Smile", performed by Liberace ; government sponsored educational film "Behind the scenes in the Machine Age" (1931) ; Ford's promotional musical film "Symphony in F" (1940) ; Cuban documentary "Por primera vez" or "For the first time" (1967) on peasants watching Modern times, their first movie ; photogallery, poster gallery, theatrical trailers, and deleted scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disc 1. Modern times: the film -- Disc 2. Modern times: special features
Control code
52537659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (87 min.)
Isbn
9780790771687
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • UMKC: Music/Media copy forms part of the Warren Bowman Collection.
  • UMKC: Inquire with copyright@umkc.edu about availability of public performance rights.
Other control number
085393794323
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
37943
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, Dolby digital surround 5.1 surround, mono, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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