Silence is Golden

April 23, 2008

I’m a huge huge huge Charlie Chaplin fan.  And I was watching clips from his movies.  I wanted to put this clip on from The Kid, made in 1921.  It quite possibly is the most beautiful moment of acting I’ve ever seen.  And it’s a small child who is the actor, played by Jackie Coogan.  Found by The Tramp as a baby and adopted, together they scheme in order to survive.  Though this scene is completely tear-worthy, there is still an element of genius subtle slapstick.  

 

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