Paper: A Review of Modern Times, a Charlie Chaplin Film

He is seen as the Big Brother in the factory. He wants the workers to work hard and in one scene it shows that he doesnt even want them to take lunch breaks. He tries to feed Chaplin using a feeding machine that backfires and doesnt work. Time and speed is of the essential to make products. In one scene when Chaplin goes for a washroom break, the Big Brother tells him to get back to work because he is wasting company time. Chaplin is saying that industrialism is something bad because people become numbers instead of individuals. With industrialism, men have to work non-stop to make the products for their bosses. Industrialism gives an opportunity for men to have jobs, but it also expects them to work just as well as machines. But there is also a good side to industrialism that Chaplin is trying to show as well. Industrialism provides men with jobs. Without it, everyone will be poor and have no homes. The connection between industrialism and the American Dream is to become rich. The American dream is having a home, a car, a wife and children. To live this you would need a job to afford a house and car. You have to work non-stop and keep in mind the reward that comes at the end of the day which is the money. Having industrialism can give the opportunity of man men getting a job so they can earn money. Modern Times was a great silent film. It provided many examples of the Great Depression and how many people suffered from it. The positives in having a silent film is to make us think more and not just watch but also pay attention to what is happening. The movie had some talking in it but it was mostly technological inventions that would talk. Chaplin used this in a clever way. Everything he did in this movie was a purpose. The negatives of a silent film is that if you dont pay attention you will get easily lost. Also we are so used to watching movies that has sound that we will just tune out and not pay attention to the movie....