As long as we’re talking about Tron today:


Nick Tierce's Tron-ified Modern Times from Nick Tierce on Vimeo.


Brilliant!  (h/t Cartoon Brew.) And as long as we’re on the subject of Chaplin, here’s an entire sequence from Modern Times, the Nonsense Song. In case you can’t tell from the tiny video size: he wrote the lyrics on his shirt cuffs, which leads to the perfect sight gag at :12.



In case you don’t know, that’s Paulette Goddard, one of most beautiful woman to ever appear in movies. Matter of taste, I suppose, but she’s something else in this movie, and would have made a great Scarlett. Didn’t happen. She was close, but didn’t get it. As this fellow says:

The loss of Scarlett was surely a huge professional disappointment, not least because of what came after — if destiny’s plans for Vivien Leigh were awesome in scope, they were much more modestly scaled for the second-place finisher. While there were hits aplenty — Goddard’s track record at the box office was, for a brief period, inspired — the great, career-defining role never materialized. The closest she came was Modern Times for Chaplin; while she played the sprightly gamine to perfection, it was not an assignment which utilized her full capabilities, or showed her for what she truly was — a fun-loving dame and an unpretentious sexpot.

Yep. Fun fact: she was married for a while . . . to this guy.

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