Those Were Modern Times

Friday, December 19, 2003

Before the talkies, there was Charlie. And despite the enormous technical innovations in cinema over the past century, Chaplin is hardly forgotten. This summer, fans were able to get their hands on digitally re-mastered versions of several Chaplin favorites, and more re-releases are just around the corner. The resurgence of interest in Chaplin led WNYC's Sara Fishko to ponder the peculiar timing of the original release of what is possibly the greatest Chaplin film, "Modern Times."

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