Saturday, November 21, 2009

In listening to some of the commentary of Rene Clair's film, À Nous La Liberté (1931), I learned that Chaplin once cited the following Disney film as an influence on Modern Times (1935).

It makes me think that the Santa story is itself the product of a modern state-industrial system. Before the modern machine age, Santa must have looked much different--perhaps even a craftsman.

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