A classic silent film from an early pioneer in the art of film making.
“I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” – Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond
“It was their hands that built this city of ours, Father.” – Gustav Fröhlich as Freder
The era of silent films was ending but Chaplin made this film despite the changing business. Like the main character in Modern Times Chaplin was rebelling against the new technology and they way it would change the world.