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Killing Time: Charlie Chaplin and the Comic Passion of Monsieur Verdoux

Killing Time: Charlie Chaplin and the Comic Passion of Monsieur Verdoux <jats:p> Justus Nieland (Michigan State University) offers a reading of the domestication and death of Chaplin's silent persona in his 1947 sound comedy, “Monsieur Verdoux”, and its consequent refashioning of comic feeling. In the film, the Tramp, modernity's most public person, is killed by satire, polished smooth and supplanted by an inhuman character - both a dandy and a serial killer of women. Nieland offers a reading of the transition between the silent, universal Tramp and noisy and particular Verdoux. </jats:p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Modernist Cultures Edinburgh University Press

Killing Time: Charlie Chaplin and the Comic Passion of Monsieur Verdoux

Modernist Cultures , Volume 2 (2): 189 – Oct 1, 2006

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Edinburgh University Press
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© Edinburgh University Press, 2010
ISSN
2041-1022
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1753-8629
DOI
10.3366/E2041102209000276
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Abstract

<jats:p> Justus Nieland (Michigan State University) offers a reading of the domestication and death of Chaplin's silent persona in his 1947 sound comedy, “Monsieur Verdoux”, and its consequent refashioning of comic feeling. In the film, the Tramp, modernity's most public person, is killed by satire, polished smooth and supplanted by an inhuman character - both a dandy and a serial killer of women. Nieland offers a reading of the transition between the silent, universal Tramp and noisy and particular Verdoux. </jats:p>

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Modernist CulturesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Oct 1, 2006

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