The Genius of Charlie Chaplin in 'Modern Times'

by Sam Phillips

24 October 2011

Today, Sam Phillips puts the spotlight on some of her favorite film and music.
 

Modern Times is my favorite Charlie Chaplin film. I love this last scene with his heartbreaking song, “Smile”, underneath it. It must have been amazing to be at the forefront of making movies, creating Hollywood and building Los Angeles. I wish we could start over. Not for the end result, but for the ride.

 

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