He writes brilliantly about the brutal physics of Chaplin's silent comedies, set in a universe where inanimate objects are threateningly mobilised and human beings, hurled into collisions with each other, ricochet after painfully acquiring "the experience of materiality". But Chaplin himself remains detached from this mayhem, which is the secret of his indestructibility. In Monsieur Verdoux , the serial killer, so nonchalant when he murders his victims and so coolly composed as he strolls to his execution, is asked how he feels. "Very abstract," he replies, "very abstract." It may be Chaplin's saddest, wryest moment of self-revelation: he was abstracted from himself, from society, from humanity – and certainly from the grim south London to which Ackroyd has over-fondly attempted to repatriate him.
Mr Brownlow said the picture of Chaplin used in the book was chosen because it was one in which he looked least like Hitler.
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