Sunday, October 4, 2009

Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid"

This is a handbill for Charlie Chaplin's famous movie from 1921. This article is a great discussion about the art of writing and composition. It starts with the 3 things that the above picture does to draw attention to the movie.

Just from this picture can you answer these questions:

  1. Who is the hero?
  2. What does the hero want?
  3. Who is opposing the hero?
See why Chaplin chose this picture? A great case study on the art of marketing!

You can watch the complete movie (without sound) here.