Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Paulette Goddard and the crew of Modern Times

Front row: Paulette (far left), asst. director, Carter De Haven (middle), continuity secretary, Della Steele (far right).
Back row: cameramen Ira Morgan (second from left), Rollie Totheroh (behind camera) and Mark Marlatt (second from right)

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  1. I assume they are all supposed to be watching the master at his work? If so, I hope it's the billows feeding machine scene.

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  2. They are not laughing enough for the feeding machine and Paulette's not in her costume. Had to be the scenes around his jail time.

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    1. There are other behind-the-scenes shots taken this same day on the factory set & the factory boss' office. It's hard to tell where they are filming here though.

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  3. I think it's just a publicity shot for use in magazines and newspapers.

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    1. This dissertation for a Louisiana college credit had some marvelous insights into Chaplin vs progress. I remember the scene where Paulette and he are living in the rustic shack by a dirty stream and he gets up for work in the morning now re-employed at the factory on the horizon just yards away. The juxtaposition of opposite ideas is there. It is poetry portrayed by the lens.
      Emerson to Chaplin : By an essayist reviewing modernism and the transcendentalists. Well worth reading the chapters that concentrate Chaplin and his film era contemporaries.
      http://9nature.com/american-transcendental-vision-emerson-to-chaplin-download-w255/

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