Close Shaves

May 20, 2011

As you can see in this short special feature from Criterion’s release of The Great Dictator (out next week on Blu-ray and DVD), which compares Charles Chaplin’s 1940 masterpiece with his brother Syd Chaplin’s 1921 silent comedy King, Queen, Joker, both Chaplin siblings were captivated by shaving scenes set in barbershops. Watch how their techniques converge; it’s all in the wrist.

Close Shaves