Day 136: Charles Chaplin’s ‘A Woman of Paris’ 1923

Charles Chaplin’s   ‘A Woman of Paris’ 1923

I have read about Chaplin’s other films today in the book by Paul Rotha which I’ve been exploring regarding his opinions on films made before and after the introduction of sound. Great respect was given A Woman of Paris (1923). I decided to add it to my overcrowded schedule.

It’s a drama by Chaplin which warns the audience at the start that he doesn’t appear in it.

It sounds as if it’s a similar attempt to do something completely different, like Spielberg with The Color Purple (1985) or Woody Allen with Interiors (1978), going completely against the grain – or at the very least against what the audience expects from them.