A Dog's Life Reviews
Chaplin's scenes are unmatched in most modern cinema. Take for example the employment line skit. The effort and timing across 10 different actors to build up and finish the scene would typically not be attempted today, but Chaplin pulled it off 10 times per film.
Para mim, a parte mais engraçada foi quando ele tentou reaver o seu dinheiro no salão de baile :)
Desta vez, não temos uma criança como parceiro de Chaplin mas sim, um cão.
Além disso, acho interessante referir que o homem da roulote de comida é na realidade irmão de Chaplin,Syd Chaplin. ;)
It is amazing to see the creativity displayed by Chaplin in some of his sight gags. Not only to think of the scene, but also to make it and act it out. Simply astonishing some of the stuff he came up with. Plus, it all fits in with the plot of the movie. It's not just a random scene slotted in gratuitously.
So many brilliant, laugh-out-loud moments. Also amazing to see what you can achieve cinematically when you don't have the "luxury" of sound.
Chaplin's performance as the Tramp is superb, of course. However, he is given a run for his money by a dog...
P.S: My least favourite Chaplin film so far, though (lol).
One of Charlie's most lovable qualities is his ability to interact with everything from inanimate objects to animals to people in such a uniquely charming way. He showcases that ability (the middle part mostly) in A Dog's Life when the Tramp acquires a new canine pal that brings his life into perspective, and even helps him land a girl and a peaceful and fulfilling life.
A Dog's Lie is an extremely cute and amusing short with Charlie in his best comedy shape. His chemistry with the dog is adorable and the story is fun and entertaining. It's not really a hilarious film, but it has so many brilliant moments that gives you a glimpse into Chaplin's genius as a physical comedian. There's one scene where he has a conversation with a man only using his hand. Only Charles Chaplin could pull that off. And he does. Brilliantly so. There are lots of other great and brilliant funny moments, and the entire experience is good fun and simply happy-tear-jerking . And of course, another heart-melting ending, just as everything you'd expect from the master of heart-melting endings.
Oh, and on a side note, this is first film where Charlie appears with his brother Sydney, and the chemistry between the two is magical.
(1918) A Dog's Life
Very amusing Charles Chaplin short clocking in at 33 minutes dwelling on him bonding with a stray dog. The sight gags are ingenious and influential especially toward two muggers at a drinking bar.
3 out of 4