Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family
Charles Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance writes of the legacy of Chaplin's The Kid: "The Kid remains an important contribution to the art of film, not only because of Chaplin's innovative use of dramatic sequences within a feature-length comedy but also because of the revelations The Kid provides about its creator. Undoubtedly, when Chaplin penned the preface to The Kid, "A picture with a smile - and perhaps, a tear," he had his own artistic credo - and life - in mind." Mary Pickford said of the film: "The Kid is one of the finest examples of the screen language, depending upon its actions rather than upon subtitles."
When the Woman is giving toys to the children on the street, she sits down on the curb and a woman hands her a baby. When she takes the baby, she sets the last two toys, a dog and a ball, next to her on the curb and the ball rolls off the curb a couple of feet. A few shots later, when she meets John, she picks up the toys and gives them to him, but the ball is back in position next to her on the curb.
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