Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen (1916)
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Critic Reviews for Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen
Audience Reviews for Charlie Chaplin's Burlesque on Carmen
I don't know if this is the first spoof movie ever (it's a spoof of the opera "Carmen"), but must definitely be one of the first ones. As with quite a few of the earliest films of Chaplin (1914-16), I am not crazy about it, but overall it's okay. I absolutely loved the ending though.
Fine sequences in which Charlie Chaplin embroiled in an extended sabre duel with a rival, poses lackadaisie-ally amidst the clashing weapons. In the final scene is quite alike story of Othello.
Excellent Charlie Chaplin film. Very amusing spoof on the opera "Carmen", the reults are hilarious. Chaplin is superb, as always. Frequent co-star Edna Purviance shines in one of her better roles.
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