Dir. Charles Chaplin (1931).
The quintessential Chaplin feature—the one about the homeless tramp and the blind girl—City Lights defines the Chaplinesque as supremely wistful and, made silent in opposition to talking pictures, doggedly defiant. The final close-up is among the most celebrated in movies.
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