Presentation on theme: "THE SOCIO-POLITICAL BACKGROUNG OF HIS FILMS By The Project Pros …. In my time things were very different."— Presentation transcript:
THE SOCIO-POLITICAL BACKGROUNG OF HIS FILMS By The Project Pros …. In my time things were very different
In the 20 th century it was said that about 25% of the population were living in poverty. The main cause of poverty was low wages and more importantly the loss of the main breadwinner.
What were the consequences of poverty? "There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of employing children is not to train them, but to get high profits from their work." -- Lewis Hine, 1908 on CHILD LABOUR
The Spanish Flu pandemic killed 25 million in 1918-1919
Between 1846 and 1920 significantly increased the unskilled to skilled labor endowment ratio in the United States. The first wave of immigrants were “pulled” to factory jobs and changed significantly the organization of production.
People in the 20 th century faced many difficulties. One of the many was famine and lack of Jobs.
Theodore Roosevelt John F. Kennedy Albert Einstein Neil Armstrong Pablo Picasso Adolf Hitler
HOW WAS THE BACKGROUND APPARENT IN HIS FILMS? The multicultural audiences of the immigrants who watched the films, related to his stories where the character of “ THE TRAMP” managed to win in the end against all the odds. “The Tramp” became each one of the viewers, a poor but kind-hearted figure who hoped for a better life.
How was Fascism commented on Chaplin’s Movies ? Charlie Chaplin produces the movie “The Great Dictator”. He was approached by the President of the USA not to make this film but he did it anyway. (Yves Durand, Chaplin’s museographer)
Economic Crisis 1929- “The Modern Times” The historical background of the film “Modern Times” is the 1929‐1930 economic crises. Unemployment, factory closings, strikes, street demonstrations,burglary and hunger are everywhere.
Charlie Chaplin’s character and the Tramp The Tramp was Charlie’s favourite character because he thought everyone could identify with him, especially the poor. Charlie was a leading humanist, someone who has written scripts that took the defense of the humble, the poor and the exploited people. His work is social, his character, the Tramp, is a revolt against injustices. “ Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. ” Charlie Chaplin
Yves Durand Interview We managed to take an exclusive interview from Yves Durand, who is responsible for turning the house Chaplin died into “Chaplin’s World”.
What would he produce nowadays ? “ A film to ridicule bankers. He would probably show them as clowns to make people laugh at them” Yves Durand: “Charlie’s World” Museographer
Our Team Khodabandehlou Marianna Vasileiou Katerina Hortis Iasonas Koukis Prokopis Loghin Ion