Monday, February 13, 2012

Charlie Chaplin in "City Lights" (1931)

Since I don't have a date for Valentine's Day, I was going to post something stupid and cynical like "Psychos in Love" or The J. Geil's Band's "Love Stinks", but instead I relented and posted the most romantic movie I could think of.

Chaplin actually shot this movie as a silent film during the sound era, and released it with music he wrote hmself. A tramp falls in love with a blind girl and sacrifices everything to bring her... vision! You have to watch it to the end. It's considered one of the best endings in movie history.

A great restored version. With Russian subtitles, so you can watch it with your mail-order bride.

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