Modern Times is an example of what seems like pure cinema. The story is simple enough as a man and a woman try and fail to find some sort of success. That seems like nothing but it is more than enough to create such a fascinating series sequences that depict this attempt. Chaplin was brilliant performer and a great director with this being an exceptional example of both of these strengths. He underlies it with a subtext of the mechanization of society as a message you understand, and feel the power but he never allows it to override the film. He equally makes it a hilarious comedy, a splendid love story, just a marvelous film. The music and every image make for an experience that is truly wonderful.