G | | Drama, Music, Romance
A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.
The movie was originally conceived by Charles Chaplin as a novel titled "Footlights".
Whoever you are, whatever it is, keep it going. Keep it going until...
Calvero: I've lost a button... one of those cheap outfits...
When Calvero has returned to the flat after his failure to revive his career at the Middlesex Music Hall, Thereza is sitting in an armchair, which has a blanket draped over the back. For most of the scene, when you see her in close-up, the blanket is folded over the middle of the chair-back, and so part of the chair-back is visible. In the long shots, however, the blanket is unfolded and draped fully, covering the chair-back. Towards the end of the scene of Calvero and Thereza's conversation, this is fixed so that the blanket is always folded and draped over the middle.
"The glamour of limelight, from which age must pass as youth enters."