Modern Times Charlie Chaplin"The Roaring '20s" is one of Charlie Chaplin's most popular films. This hilarious comedy finds Charlie Chaplin used at a very odd factory where he gets completely overwhelmed by the machinery that completely overwhelms him; and where different mishaps keep him sent away to prison. Along the way, he also meets and befriends a homeless girl (Paulette Goddard), who has a unique way of looking at life. Together and apart, they struggle to cope with the various problems of modern day life. Charlie Chaplain is born in Boston, Mass., and grew up going to the movies with his father. He was always interested in acting, but thought he would have to give up his dreams of becoming a cowboy before he could afford to go to college. Because of his lack of money, however, he attended the University of California - Los Angeles, earning a bachelor's degree in advertising. He then worked briefly in the entertainment industry before turning to screenwriting and film developing, having experience in such films as" Kitty Eats Up a Tree," "Gaslight" and "Marilynne". It was on this basis that he decided to return to Hollywood and work on one of the greatest movies ever made - Charlie Chaplines Big Top. Throughout the late '20s, Charlie Chaplin was often likened to a cross between Don Quixote and the Cheshire Cat, due to his large round face and often-paranoid manner. He had a reputation for throwing tantrums and being a rather volatile person. One movie in particular is often cited as having been inspired by a Chaplines berserk manner, when he nearly got into a real fight with an unknown person in the streets of San Francisco. Despite this, Chaplines was recognized as an actor who had attained classic status. This began a trend in which many directors were willing to give him films starring in different oddities, which led to an even further raise in his pay. Charlie Chan was introduced to America by Yul Brynner, the legendary director of such movies as "The Bridges of Madison County" and "The Wild Bunch." When Brynner found out that Charlie was Chinese, he used him as an inspiration for "The Romance of Times Square" and "Easy Rider." This lead to "Revenge of the Monkey King," where he again played the role of Chow Shi Yin, this time with a more arrogant and cocky attitude. "The Rage of Manchurian Hero" and "Million Dollar Baby" expanded on this theme, expanding on the character of Chow in the latter film with the help of Jackie Chan. He went on to star in such films as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Cable Guy."When Jackie Chan visited the United States in the late 1990s, the world was swept by his presence. Celebrities, news reporters, and anyone else who cared to listen all paid tribute to the man who could do both dance and talk at the same time. In fact, his appeal was so vast, that at one point during the course of his career, all of Hollywood was talking about him at the same time! This is something that is hard to compare to any other actor from the past. It was not until the mid-2000s that another major actor of note came onto the scene, but what is interesting about "The Great Bazaar" is that it is one of those rare movie franchises that works. Instead of following one protagonist, "The Great Bazaar" has three. So many movies have focused on one type of character, but few have managed to make the same impression on us since "A Few Good Men." Instead of focusing on either Danny de Munk or Aaron Sorkin, "The Great Bazaar" focuses on the entire duo. What makes "The Great Bazaar" a classic is the way in which Chan plays off of his two co-stars. Jackie will try to seduce women, while Aaron will try to get them into bed. Both are played by fantastic actors, Ed Norton and Jason Lee, but what makes this movie a modern classic is the way in which the film explores the changing times and how things change as we move forward. Instead of playing the part of the typical bad guy, Jackie becomes the anti-hero, which is always a fun role to play. One of the most interesting things about modern movies, especially the ones that we see today, is that the old rules don't apply. There are no longer any rules that tell us how we should act, what we should say, or how we should react. This is one of the reasons why some of the best movies are also the most successful. Sometimes, it is the lack of rules that allows something like "The Great Bazaar" to take hold of us. Instead of looking for a simple plot, which is there just to keep the story straight, the director instead makes the character's reactions to certain events, and the entire movie, incredibly entertaining. Plus, since it is directed by one of the best screenwriters working today (Wes Anderson), you can expect a modern day version of the story, which is as true to life as possible.