A series of films entitled "Chaplin Today" were made for European television several years ago. When DVDs for "Modern Times" and the rest of Chaplin's full-length films were released, these documentaries were included as a special feature. However, and this is quite odd, the style and quality of these films varies widely--very widely. Some (the ones I prefer) feature tons of background information about the film and its production. Following this, a generally respected director talks about the film--discussing what they liked about it and why. However, in some films this portion about the making of the original film is quite brief and in the case of the one for "Modern Times" this portion is completely omitted--which disappointed me greatly. What also disappointed me was having the Dardenne brothers just talk and talk and often over-analyze the film and its social significance. As a result, I felt gypped--and wanted so much more than the film delivered. Perhaps you'll enjoy it as much as the other review currently posted here on IMDb--I just know I didn't.
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