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Charlie Chaplin United States, 1931

dionysus67's rating of the film City Lights

Extremely important film and charming in many many ways: From the beautifully lit sets, the great gags in the most memorable boxing match of all time, the deep, yet tacit, philsophical acumen in the attempted suicide scene, the eyes of Virginia Cherrill and the 'eyes' of humanity, so truthfully and clearly evoked by the story. Genuinely poetic and extremely moving, one of the best films on 'giving'.