Celebrating the Centenary of the Most Beloved Tramp
Apologize for not blogging for a while as I was busy being out and about. Heh. But don’t worry, I’m back!
My sister’s boyfriend, Hong Yi had an extra pair of tickets to a fundraising film screening event – Celebrating the Centenary of the Most Beloved Tramp: Charlie Chaplin! It was an enjoyable evening with the company of Lydia babe!
Even though I’ve heard so much about Charlie Chaplin, I’ve never seen his film before!
This event gave us a chance to enjoy his film in a magical way. Three short silent films were shown, yes silent films and initially I was really worried that I will fall asleep but my fear was unfounded as there was a live music performance accompanying the film.
The music brought out the spirit of the film and Charlie Chaplin film is indeed hilarious! No wonder he got so popular back in the 1920’s! There isn’t much entertainment back then even during the Roaring Twenties and these black and white short films must be a breath of fresh air for them!
Check out the old school seats at Alliance Francaise de Singapour
Here are the three films that we watched
- The Kid Auto Race at Venice (1914) – Est. Screening time – 6 min
- The Vagabond (1916) – Est. Screening Time – 24 min 45 sec
- The Immigrant (1917) – Est. Screening time – 20 min
The first film is my favourite! Unpretentious and super hilarious! Charlie Chaplin crashed an actual race by being a nuisance and getting in the way of camera and interferes with the race. This caused great frustration to the public and photographer who are unknowingly featured in his film. Through his various films, I can only conclude on one thing, people in the 1920s were really violent! The way they shoved Charlie Chaplin is shocking. Haha.
Thank you Hong Yi for the tickets and thank you Lydia for accompany me to the show!