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This site is for one of my favorite actors/director~ Mr. Chaplin! Some don't know this but most of his ideas were NOT on script, just Charlie making a fool out of himself. He was deemed to be like an addict..."Disregarded something but never forgot it".

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Dan Kamin - Charlie Chaplin expert who knocked my socks off

Started by Rosie Sayer Apr 23, 2015. 0 Replies

A while back I attended a performance by Dan Kamin. He is the guy who coached Robert Downey, Jr. in how to portray Chaplin in the movie about him, as well as Johnny Depp, and he created the physical…Continue

What do you think of Chaplin (1992) ?

Started by Classic Movie Man. Last reply by AnaLaura May 24, 2010. 5 Replies

In 1992 Richard Attenborough directed a biopic of Charlie with Robert Downey Jnr in the title role. So what do you think of this movie ? Probably the main problem with the film is it was too short :…Continue

A Picture with a Smile and perhaps a Tear...

Started by Classic Movie Man Feb 11, 2010. 0 Replies

 Undoubtedly one of his finest films The Kid (1921) set the standard for the silent comedy feature of the Twenties. It is possibly Chaplin's most autobiographical film and one of his most moving.…Continue

I wrote my dissertation on Chaplin

Started by Christian Hayes. Last reply by Christian Hayes Jan 20, 2010. 1 Reply

I wrote my Master's dissertation on the reception of Chaplin in Britain during WWI, in particular how his star image was affected by his move from Keystone to Essanay.Happily the dissertation is…Continue

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Comment by Rosie Sayer on May 19, 2016 at 1:49pm

I'm glad someone is visiting this group and commenting! Thank you, Terra! I think Chaplin was the greatest genius in film ever.

Comment by Terra Markov on May 12, 2016 at 6:36pm
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Comment by FilmFanatic on May 24, 2012 at 9:29pm

runnerbird i know am replying to your comment about getting my brother to watch City Lights over a month later... i did show him City Lights, he actually recorded the film himself when he found it on TCM. we watched it together and he really liked it. the film was gorgeous it was one of the best i have ever seen. 

i ordered the book Chaplin: His Life and Art a few weeks ago. i cannot wait to read it over the summer it looks like such a great book. 

Comment by runnerbird on March 29, 2012 at 7:17pm

FilmFanatic, your bro is wising up. Dictator is one of my favorite CC films. He is fascinating to watch. When you know just how involved he was in film making you understand the movies even more than usual. Hopefully Anthony will school his fellow film major friends on the necessity to view Charlie's movies.

Get him to see City Lights. I defy anyone to watch that and not come away shell shocked. It's beauty is really a sight to see (no pun intended). 

Comment by FilmFanatic on March 29, 2012 at 6:56pm

my brother anthony is a film major and for the longest time he was so dead set against watching classic films (he's a typical 18 year old). after i made him watch The Great Dictator he's been trust me a little bit more. whenever we talk on the phone he asks me if i have any more Charlie Chaplin films we can watch together. i think Charlie Chaplin's funny humor mixed with a great story appeals to everyone no matter what era you are watching them in. his characters are character we see in life even today.  

Comment by Judy Smith on March 27, 2012 at 2:45pm

I think it was in February (not sure) but TCM ran a marathon of some of his films overnight. I set my DVR and away I went!! some I had never even heard of!! What a treat!!! He was an absolute genius!! I was finally able to see The Gold Rush, and Modern Times and some of his shorter ones. They were simply amazing.... breathtaking and I'll never delete any of them!! My 16 year old is absolutely obsessed with Sir Charlie. I have taught her well!!!  ( :

Comment by FilmFanatic on March 26, 2012 at 7:54pm

i just got into Charlie Chaplin's films within the past few months. the first film of his i ever saw was The Great Dictator and i loved it, the film is now one of my all time favorites. since that time i have seen Modern Times, A King in New York, and City Lights. i am planning on watching more of his films but with just those four i have seen i see the man's genius. Chaplin's films are beautiful all around, they move me which films rarely do to me anymore since i have seen so many from different genres and eras.

Comment by The Giant on March 18, 2012 at 8:48pm

:) This was not unexpected. Chaplin's THE GOLD RUSH has been announced for an Ultimate Edition DVD and Blu-ray release by Criterion on June 12th. This is good news. I had anticipated a definitive release of THE GOLD RUSH, presenting the original 1925 version with a full-orchestra would happen eventually. I sure hope that this is finally it. Chaplin's score has been re-orchestrated by Timothy Brock. Wish it had the William Perry score and an alternate though rather than Neil Brand. Rather this is the recent George Eastman House Restoration of the 1925 version that has been touring for several months is not made clear? Did not see this mentioned in either write-up.


Comment by runnerbird on July 3, 2011 at 8:42pm

I watched City Lights on TCM on sat. Along with Great Dictator this is my favorite film of CC. This film never fails to make me cry. Virginia Cherrill is so perfect as the blind pretty and you can just see why the Tramp is so taken with her. Their scenes together are dazzling to me.

Then his physicality in this film is crazy. The boxing sequences were so fun to see. In fact the choreography of it was devine and the ref and fighter (who kind of reminded me of Allen Jenkins) also got the steps down.

Really, that final scene where she realizes it was him just makes me get the Kleenex out. He's so happy that she can see, that he could give that gift to her was all the thanks he needed. Brilliant.

Comment by Terra Jackson on April 16, 2011 at 8:48am
Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin=]

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