In this episode of Philippe Truffault's series on Chaplin, award-winning filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne profess their love on the classic "Modern Times". The directors expose their... See full summary »

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In this episode of Philippe Truffault's series on Chaplin, award-winning filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne profess their love on the classic "Modern Times". The directors expose their views on the many aspects of the film, Chaplin's brilliancy and they also provide interesting details about the making of Chaplin's masterpiece. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for Modern Times (1936), released in 2003. See more »

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When Documentaries Are As Excellent As The Film It Examines...
30 December 2005 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

The CHAPLIN TODAY documentary-series, featured on the Superb DVD-releases by MK2/Warner Bros, are a joy to watch and give nice insight in the films it examines, as well as the era it came from and helpful background information of Sir Charles Chaplin.

All these documentaries feature a famous or exciting director (Ouedraogo, Kiarostami, Jarmusch, Kusturica, Chabrol, Bertolucci, etcetera...) who comments on the Chaplin film and shows his admiration.

In this case the Dardenne-brothers, surely among the few Truly Gifted Cineastes on our globe, airs their warmth and respect for 'Modern Times' and Charles Chaplin.

Fascinating to see Messieurs Jean-Pierre & Luc drawing parallels to their films. And showing their gratitude for the Tramp, cinema's most well-known Icon, who made his final appearance in 'Modern Times'.


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