Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925)

Coming up next: Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush (1925). Our next silent movie is the one that Chaplin himself consistently said was the film that he most wanted to be remembered for. Chaplin’s Tramp finds his way up north in search of gold and along the way turns up adventure and heartache. Chaplin’s films are notable for combining comedy and melodrama, a feat he first attempted at feature film length in The Kid (1921). Chaplin makes use of clear stagingbody language, and facial expression to take his audience on an emotional roller coaster from laughter to teary eyed empathy. Continue Reading ›