One hundred years ago on this date, a face that was to become one of the most recognized faces in the world was first illuminated on movie screens. That face was Charlie Chaplin’s, and on February 2, 1914, his first film was released in the United States.

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Charles C. Zoller (American, 1854-1934) Charlie Chaplin, ca. 1917-1917, Autochrome, George Eastman House Collection



Brazil (1985) is the second in Terry Gilliam’s “Trilogy of Imagination”. The first was Time Bandits (1981). The third was The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). All three are wildly creative, dark, and filmed in their own weirdly chaotic universes. 

Brazil, however, is such a hallucinatory look at Big Brother that Gilliam (also known for directing the Monty Python films) originally dubbed this 1984 1/2; acknowledging Orwell as well as Fellini. 

Roger Ebert felt the film was difficult to follow. The rest of the critics curated on Rotten Tomatoes, however give it an overwelming 98% Fresh thumbs up.