In "Modern Times" Charlie Chaplins character is the quintessential "walker" .His home is the public places of the city .In this sense he could be easily compared to Walter Benjamins "Flaneur". ... Despite his poor beginnings Charlie Chaplin the filmmaker, was in a sense, a flaneur himself. ... Chaplins character in "Modern Times", however, is not just a flaneur but rather how the flaneur would like to view himself. ... "Modern Times" describes itself as "A story of industry, of individual enterprise - humanity crusading in the pursuit of happiness." ... Chaplin himself can not enjoy such freed...
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