Silent Running

It's summer and its raining! Having come inside to seek shelter from the wet I've stumbled onto a screening of a classic Charlie Chaplin movie here at the South Bank. An unexpected but pleasurable surprise.

I used to watch these at the weekend as a kid when TV consisted of 3 channels and used to switch off for a break with only a test card left on the screen.

If I try and show the kids one of these silent black and white movies, they would think the telly was broken! I used feel very sorry for the 'Little Tramp' he never got the girl and tried to elevate himself out of his social situation. I am sure Chaplin was trying to make some sort of comment on depression era society. His character certainly made him a wealthy man!


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