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Adam Gopnik on CITY LIGHTS

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  • City Lights

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1931 • United States
    Starring Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Harry Myers

    CITY LIGHTS, the most cherished film by Charlie Chaplin, is also his ultimate Little Tramp chronicle. The writer-director-star achieved new levels of grace, in both physical comedy and dra...

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  • L’Atalante

    Directed by Jean Vigo • 1934 • France
    Starring Jean Dasté, Dita Parlo, Michel Simon

    In Jean Vigo’s hands, an unassuming tale of conjugal love becomes an achingly romantic reverie of desire and hope. Jean (Jean Dasté), a barge captain, marries Juliette (Dita Parlo), an innocent country girl, and ...