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  1. Satire and humour
  2. Chaplin plays as a refugee king of "Estrovia"
  3. Irony
  4. King Shahdov

A King in New York Is a film by Charlie Chaplin which is directed, not at a particular individual, nation, culture as most critics would argue, but at the inhumanity caused by lack of political reality, and the organized attack on freedom in a world of informants. In the film, Chaplin can best be described by two titles. In one review, the actor can be seen as a ?monarchy in exile? while in another, he is a ?king in decline.?

[...] It was not easy for him in New York because reporters and photographers tirelessly confronted him. Conversely, the King did not seem bothered by the nosy press because even with the many flashing and clicking cameras, one more? Of course!? was his reply. Chaplin, staring as the King, has a sense of humor when he tells the press to take him more photos regardless of his bad reputation while people would run from cameras as fast as they can. With no money, King Shahdov (Chaplin) turns to television commercial, in order to survive in the concrete jungle[3]. [...]

[...] Her fashionable display and elegance shows exactly how, in real life, Chaplin preferred a woman to look like. The King, Shahdov, formally greets Queen Irene reminding her that their marriage was ?arranged? and that she was in love ?unfortunately? not with him due to her young age at the time of marriage. This also shows the true nature of Chaplin's love life with younger girls who would often parade him in court for child support. Shahdov seems fine with the divorce because he is no longer a king and does not deserve a wife therefore, wants to Queen Irene (Audley). [...]

[...] This film was made in England in 1957 directed by Charlie Chaplin. Additionally, Chaplin was starring in the film together with his younger son Michael Chaplin[1] The film uses satire and humour to ridicule McCarthy era of communism and other negative factors that affected the society and politics in the United States. However, the film was not released in the United States until the year The film starts off with a crowd attacking a palace gate and a humorous text stating that revolution is a cause of annoyance in modernization. [...]

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