Inspired by Charlie Chaplin
(ILLUSTRATION / 2020)
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.