Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mabel at the Wheel

US 1914. PC: Keystone. D+SC: Mabel Normand, Mack Sennett. Starring Charles Chaplin (Villain), Mabel Normand (Mabel). 441 m /18 fps/ 21'. BFI/NFTVA. Chaplin Opus 10. ♪ Neil Brand. Wednesday 6 July 2005, Cinema Lumière 1, Il Cinema Ritrovato, Bologna. Photochemical look. In this brutal farce, Chaplin plays the villain in a very extreme fashion with no redeeming traits. This cinema of cruelty is not really funny at all.

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