What was the Hollywood “gold rush” and what tensions and frustrations did it create between and among producers, actors, writers, and national politicians?
“Gold rush” is the outstanding gem of all Chaplin's pictures in a Hollywood comedy with tenderness, streaks of poetry, and pathos, associated with boisterousness and brusqueness. Hollywood “gold rush” creates tensions and frustrations between and among producers, actors, writers, and national politicians since it is a film about the life of pioneers in the USA, and it remains unable to escape that shadow cast by own history of its creator's regarding poverty and desperation. It is an escapist fantasy which is rooted in traumas of the past, deeply felt and also never set aside. Accordingly, it is a film about space and character; and it is a dramatization of blind luck and the buffoon or, in other words, a gentle revenge fantasy.