The first film by Charlie Chaplin, shot, when for several years there was a movie with sound. And it was this film that became his favorite among all the works of the director.
"Lights of the big city" - the first work of Charlie Chaplin, released already in the sound era, which caused the picture to face extreme pressure. However, the influence in Hollywood allowed Chaplin to remain true to himself and release the film mute. Perhaps, therefore, the painting "The Lights of the Big City" became his favorite work for him. This tape is invariably included in the ratings of the best romantic comedies, and in 1991 was included in the list of films selected by the National Council of the United States for the preservation of films for storage in the Library of Congress.
Against the backdrop of the comic story, Charlie Chaplin's films are full of deep meaning. The painting "The Lights of the Big City" is imbued with a fine philosophy and moral values.
A blind girl and her grandmother, an eccentric millionaire and his servant, a boxer and a tramp. A series of random encounters that have become nonrandom. The key scene with flowers, taken only from the 342th double and boxing Charlie Chaplin (although in the prison his hero will not fall due to a fight). And, of course, the finale - to someone it seems ridiculous, someone will make you sad - but just will not leave anyone indifferent.
Moved to the era of silent cinema will help the accompaniment of Pavel Ignatiev. Jazz composer, the author of 9 solo albums, the owner of the classical technique of playing the piano. His skills he honed in the Mozart Academy and special courses of the Hanover Higher School of Music and Theater. Pavel is well known in the Ukrainian music world thanks to his work with Sergei Babkin, "Boombox" and many other Ukrainian performers.
Come October 18 at the House of Architects to dissolve in the classics of silent movies and get a real pleasure from the game of the genius Charlie Chaplin.