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Author Peters, Carl Lynden, 1965- author.

Title Charlie Chaplin's Modern times : the work of life in the age of mechanical reproducibility / Carl Peters
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Preface: The art of seeing -- Work -- Life -- A comedian sees the world -- Postscript: Meanwhile
Summary "This book looks at Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece, Modern Times (1936), through the lens of film aesthetics, structure, and post-modern perspective. The naïve Tramp character of Modern Times is often seen as the embodiment of a revolutionary reaction to his age. However, this study of the film shows that it is not only difficult but impossible to accept the long-established critical reception of Chaplin's film and its characters in our own "Post-modern Times." Drawing from extensive research and bringing post-modern context to the film through comparative analysis of Todd Phillips's Joker (2019), the book introduces how exhilarating a comprehensive study of film can be for engaged viewers. Illustrating that a detailed filmic reading of Modern Times can be a guide, or an extended case study, for analyzing culture, this book it will be of interest to students and teachers in film studies, literary studies and the visual arts"-- Provided by publisher
Notes "Routledge Focus" -- taken from front cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Carl Peters teaches in the English department at University of the Fraser Valley, Canada. He is a scholar, curator, and author of bpNichol Comics (2002), textual vishyuns: image and text in the work of bill bissett (2011); and Studies in Description, the first annotated study of the entire text of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (2016)
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 17, 2021)
Subject Little Tramp (Fictitious character)
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Modern times (Motion picture)
Modern times (Motion picture)
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Work in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Work in motion pictures.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021035263
ISBN 042932331X