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By Wes D. Gehring

The booklet examines Charlie Chaplin’s evolving point of view on darkish comedy in his 3 warfare motion pictures, Shoulder Arms (1918), The nice Dictator (1940), and Monsieur Verdoux (1947). within the first he makes use of the style in a groundbreaking demeanour yet but for a pro-war reason. In Dictator darkish comedy is utilized in an antiwar means. In Monsieur Verdoux Chaplin embraces the style as someone in safety opposed to a society out to spoil him. All 3 are pivotal motion pictures within the improvement of the style in movie, with the latter video clips being very debatable for his or her time.

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