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Inspired by Charlie Chaplin


Modern Times is a 1936 American silent comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic Little Tramp character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is a comment on the desperate employment and financial conditions many people faced during the Great Depression — conditions created, in Chaplin's view, by the efficiencies of modern industrialization. 

I decided to work on an illustration of the famous film from a birds eye view and focusing on ten key scenes of the movie. 

At the end of the movie, Chaplin reminds us that the most important thing is to keep smiling. 

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