Mittwoch, 2. März 2011

Gold Rush - TSPDT #27

Watching this one in glorious HD is a revelation. It proves lots of Chaplins attention to (visual) detail and confirms his mastery of timing the scene. I had the feeling that this film biggest weakness is the use (or lack) of camera movement.

There are some visual highlights, like the little fellow staring out of the dark into the saloon and some of the visual effects, which were mercifully used with lots of restraint, are really nice. The high resolution unfortunately also reveals a little bit of the artificiality of the set, but it doesn't distract from the story.

Chaplins voice-over narration was bizarre to say the least.

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