"New Times" ... 10 amusing facts about the shooting of the film


1. The machine for feeding the workers was invented by Chaplin back in 1916 ... for a film not made about a trip to the moon. It was supposed to be a full-length satire on technical progress ...

2. For filming the film was built several large-scale scenery and even 3 streets. It took 10 months to create the film (14-16 working hours per day). And it was also considered a quick job for the studio of Charles Chaplin.
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3. Only one roller skating scene in the store was shot for 8 days. By the way, the unencumbered edge of the atrium is just a painted decoration ...
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4. This was supposed to be Chaplin’s first conversationally sound film. For this, dialogues and vocal numbers were written and removed. But, at some point, “The Great Dumb” left this idea.
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5. Chaplin personally participated in the creation of every second film as a screenwriter, director, cameraman and director (often replacing the operator and editor). He also wrote all the musical numbers for this comedy.
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6Because of the scene on the conveyor, Chaplin was accused of plagiarism on Rene Claire's film “Our Freedom” (1931). The dispute was settled after the war in the pretrial order.
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7. The heroine Paulette Goddard (homeless girl) is named Ellen Peterson. During the filming, Paulette Goddard still worked for less than $ 100 a week as a chorus girl for Goldwyn Studios.
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8. The working title of the film was “The Masses”. But, even without this, Chaplin had many problems due to accusations of propaganda of communism.
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9. In the episode with the demonstration (this is where the hero Chaplin accidentally raises the red flag and turns at the head of the workers' demonstration) in the crowd you can see 3 posters in Russian: “Stand for your own”, “Svaboda” (exactly like this - through the letter “a”) and the "Union".
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10. Not so long ago, on this scene from Chaplin's film, an excellent street rally was filmed ...
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