Ben Oliver

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City Lights

Yes, I can see now.
11 April 2020

Silent movies were done, Chaplin was not.

You can see now?
Yes, I can see now.

City Lights sets the gold standard for romantic comedies, a high bar that few films have managed to best since. The closing scene is a thing of beauty, delicate and profound. We all put up masks to the world but love ultimately has to come from a real place, from a place of vulnerability.