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City Lights (1931) is widely considered Charlie Chaplin’s greatest movie. It’s the story of a tramp who falls in love with a blind girl, played by Virginia Cherrill; a pretty simple plot by today’s standards, but due to technical limitations at the time, it took Chaplin more than two years to shoot. Then again, it might have been completed sooner, if Chaplin wasn’t basically the proto-Kubrick: an uncompromising perfectionist who wanted to control every single detail of his films. For example: One scene in which Cherrill asks his character “Flower, sir?” had to be repeated more than 300 bloody times.

Yes, we should point out that it was a silent film.

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Remembering Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin on his birthday.

April 16th 1889 — December 25th 1977

It is not reality that matters in a film but what the imagination can make of it.