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The Resource Modern times, United Artists ; written, [produced] and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant director Carter De Haven, (DVD)

Modern times, United Artists ; written, [produced] and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant director Carter De Haven, (DVD)

Label
Modern times
Title
Modern times
Statement of responsibility
United Artists ; written, [produced] and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant director Carter De Haven
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • chi
  • fre
  • kor
  • por
  • spa
  • tha
  • eng
Summary
  • A hapless factory worker cracks under the strain of his job and is sent off in a paddy wagon. He then finds himself unemployed, on the streets of Depression America, where he befriends a young woman fleeing childcare authorities, and they embark on a misadventure-filled search for happiness
  • An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue
Cataloging source
OWL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Photography, Rollie Totheroh, Ira Morgan ; music composed by Charlie Chaplin, conducted by Alfred Newman
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: G
Language note
  • Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and occasional voices (usually emanating from TV sets and radios)
  • In English or dubbed French soundtrack, with English intertitles, and optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean. Menu in English, Spanish or Portuguese
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.C55
  • PN1995.75
LC item number
  • M63 2003
  • M634 2003
PerformerNote
Principle characters Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard ; supported by Henry Bergman, Chester Conklin, Stanley Sandford, Hank Mann
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1889-1977
  • 1901-1970
  • 1886-1977
  • 1919-1987
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chaplin, Charlie
  • Newman, Alfred
  • De Haven, Carter
  • Liberace
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
220
Series statement
  • The Chaplin collection
  • National Film Registry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Factory workers
  • Mass production
  • Automation
  • Automation
  • Working class
  • Factories
  • City and town life
  • United States
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Modern times, United Artists ; written, [produced] and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant director Carter De Haven, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936. Premiered February 5, 1936 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Modern times: the film -- Disc 2. Modern times: special features
  • [Chaplin's most famous theme song from Modern Times]
  • sung by Liberace
  • (1956) (4 mins.)
  • Behind the scenes in the Machine Age : [a hymn to assembly line labor in the United States in the 1930s : U.S. government-sponsored educational film]
  • (1931) (42 mins.)
  • Symphony in F : [a promotional musical film commissioned by Ford, whose assembly lines inspired Modern Times]
  • (1940) (9 mins.)
  • Por primera vez = For the first time : [Cuban documentary short on the reaction of peasants while watching Modern Times, their first movie]
  • (1967) (10 mins.) -- Photo Gallery, 250 production stills, deleted scenes and preparatory sketches -- Poster gallery -- Theatrical trailers (6 mins.) -- Scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection (23 mins.)
  • Disc. 1. Feature film (83 min.). -- Disc. 2. Special Features:
  • Chaplin today : Modern Times documentary
  • by Philippe Truffault with the participation of Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • (26 mins.) -- Introduction :
  • [Chaplin's biographer sets the film in its historical and cinematic context]
  • by David Robinson
  • (6 mins.) -- Deleted scenes : [Charlie's nonsense song in its complete version, including the final verse, also a scene in which Charlie tries to cross the street] (5 mins.) -- Karaoke : [the mystery of Charlie's nonsense song solved in its Karaoke version] (3 mins.)
  • Smile :
Control code
ocm52537659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen format.
Extent
2 DVDs (approximately 220 min.)
Isbn
9780790780634
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085393794323
  • 085393765125
Other physical details
silent, black and white
Publisher number
  • 37651
  • 37943
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52537659
System details
DVD 1, single-layer; DVD 2, dual-layer; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Modern times, United Artists ; written, [produced] and directed by Charles Chaplin ; assistant director Carter De Haven, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1936. Premiered February 5, 1936 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 1. Modern times: the film -- Disc 2. Modern times: special features
  • [Chaplin's most famous theme song from Modern Times]
  • sung by Liberace
  • (1956) (4 mins.)
  • Behind the scenes in the Machine Age : [a hymn to assembly line labor in the United States in the 1930s : U.S. government-sponsored educational film]
  • (1931) (42 mins.)
  • Symphony in F : [a promotional musical film commissioned by Ford, whose assembly lines inspired Modern Times]
  • (1940) (9 mins.)
  • Por primera vez = For the first time : [Cuban documentary short on the reaction of peasants while watching Modern Times, their first movie]
  • (1967) (10 mins.) -- Photo Gallery, 250 production stills, deleted scenes and preparatory sketches -- Poster gallery -- Theatrical trailers (6 mins.) -- Scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection (23 mins.)
  • Disc. 1. Feature film (83 min.). -- Disc. 2. Special Features:
  • Chaplin today : Modern Times documentary
  • by Philippe Truffault with the participation of Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne
  • (26 mins.) -- Introduction :
  • [Chaplin's biographer sets the film in its historical and cinematic context]
  • by David Robinson
  • (6 mins.) -- Deleted scenes : [Charlie's nonsense song in its complete version, including the final verse, also a scene in which Charlie tries to cross the street] (5 mins.) -- Karaoke : [the mystery of Charlie's nonsense song solved in its Karaoke version] (3 mins.)
  • Smile :
Control code
ocm52537659
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen format.
Extent
2 DVDs (approximately 220 min.)
Isbn
9780790780634
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085393794323
  • 085393765125
Other physical details
silent, black and white
Publisher number
  • 37651
  • 37943
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)52537659
System details
DVD 1, single-layer; DVD 2, dual-layer; region 1; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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