"The war was being run by a bunch of four star clowns who were gonna end up giving the whole circus away".
I saw what seems to be the restored version, which feels a bit truncated at some points and has a slightly underwhelming ending (I'll definitely seek out the original version). Still, it offers tons of proof of Chaplin's comedic genius (it's mindblowing how effectively they managed to pull off the "house falling off the cliff" gag). And, at the same time, the shot of him looking outside the door of the cabin in New Year's Eve is just devastating.
"3rd Golden Raspberry Awards
Nominees for Worst Musical Score
-The Thing, music by Enio Morricone"
I know the Razzies are meaningless, but whoever decided that is someone who doesn't deserve to be loved. And he/she deserves to be tied to a couch during an entire winter season. End of rant.
This movie is brilliant. And it gets better the more I think about it.