3 comments for “Chaplin and Keaton in music

  1. Wolfie
    December 17, 2018 at 00:02

    Thing is, Chaplin was somewhat of an anachronism even at the height of his fame. Taking the mickey out of a world that had already passed away in the white heat of modernism that spread across the world during the 20th C.

    It makes his work seem very odd to modern eyes. Though I recall my father laughing his head off at his movies as a boy, and wondering why even then.

    • December 17, 2018 at 03:01

      Though I recall my father laughing his head off at his movies as a boy, and wondering why even then.

      I’ve never found Chaplin to be the least bit funny. Just irritating. I share Captain Blackadder’s views on Chaplin.

      Keaton was funny though. He was funny and clever, which seemed to be what Chaplin was aiming for but never achieved. I thought Keaton’s Our Hospitality was screamingly funny.

  2. December 17, 2018 at 06:43

    Chaplin not funny? The daughter was nice though:

    https://youtu.be/i7I4ZUUouC0

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