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A British subject until his death, Charles Chaplin was knightedby Queen Elizabeth in 1975.

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A Journey Through Charlie Chaplin's Movies from 1914 to 1967

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Currently there is a major touring retrospective across several North American cities of restored 35mm prints of Charlie Chaplin’s major feature films, which include (among others) comic classics , , , , and . The tour is scheduled to play in Montreal from Dec. 10-23 at the . It is hard to imagine (though not impossible) a similar retrospective (as large) for one of Chaplin’s great contemporaries. And yet, Harold Lloyd in the nineteen twenties was more popular in the sense of making more films and selling more tickets (11 features to Chaplin’s 5), Buster Keaton may not have been as much a populist as either Lloyd or Chaplin (1889-1977) but has remained a more modern figure due to his involved cinematic style and his more ironic and detached persona (meaning that Keaton’s humor was more dependent on visual poetry, editing, pacing, rather than the more character/plot based humor of Chaplin and Lloyd) . Harry Langdon was and remains one of the oddest, most unique of the great comedians. Laurel and Hardy remain the greatest and most popular comedy team of all-time, but their greatest works were done in their short films made between 1927 and 1933. So what is it about Chaplin that makes his work so enduring? Why do people still watch him today? What is his enduring legacy?

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16/04/2016 · Charlie Chaplin has been the definition and benchmark of comedy in our lives for a long time now
Perhaps no one will ever be able to wield the sort of creative control over a series of major (fiction) film works, over such a long haul, as did Charlie Chaplin. From about 1918 (Mutual Pictures, then UA 1919-1939), to the end of his career, Chaplin maintained full creative control of his films, which is an amazing record of independence. Without giving it any sort of extensive research, I would guess that Chaplin was the first film artist to hold creative control over almost every aspect of the filmmaking stage: writing, directing, acting, producing, composing, etc. The impact this obsession with control had over his film output is alarmingly evident, with the ratio of films made to shooting schedule decreasing dramatically (Chaplin made 81 films, 70 of them shorts).


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16.04.2017 · The film actor, director, and writer Charlie Chaplin was one of the most original creators in the history of movies
To return to , it was released at a time which made it extremely topical (the war, Hitler, Fascism), and the film sparked heated debate around the issue of intervention/non-intervention, and the thorny issue of the film’s final speech. The film ended up being Chaplin’s biggest box-office hit. Debates raged on these two fronts, although it must be said that the ultimate message of whether the film is pro-war/interventionist or pacifist/non-interventionist is somewhat muddled. The confusion is partly tied to the final speech. Up until this point in the narrative, Chaplin portrayed two characters, clearly delineated, Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania, and the ‘little Jewish barber.’ In this final scene the barber is camouflaged as Hynkel, dressed in Nazi regalia, and is cornered into delivering his speech. As the speech heats up it becomes evident that the tone of it is beyond the established personality of either Hynkel or the little barber. The debates around the speech were, once again, two-fold. One dealt with an aesthetic issue: does Chaplin, in this speech, step out of characters, and speak directly as Chaplin? Those that believe he does split into two camps. Some argued that the slip into Chaplin-as-author constitutes an aesthetic breech of the integrity of the film. Others argued that Chaplin did a brave thing in using this comedy to make a heartfelt (if muddled) social message. They saw it as a brave political act.

17/02/2012 · When his comic genius became an international phenomenon, it was a source of great pride back home in England. But it seems Charlie Chaplin …
I had the chance to interview Eden Sher (Sue Heck) and Charlie McDermott (Axl Heck) to celebrate the show’s success. Let me just say that these two crack me up. I can’t even imagine how hilarious being on set must be. Within minutes of our phone call, it was completely evident that these two were not just crazy talented, but family both on screen and off. They even started out making fun of each other when I asked them about their family dynamic! I don’t know what is more family-like than that!

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Much of Charlie Chaplin's silent film work has survived, andhas been restored and transferred to video and DVD for future generationsto rediscover and enjoy.

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At the end of Modern Times we see Charlie walking toward the horizon as he had done in many other films. But this time he was not alone. He had the little waif whom he called "the gamin" as his companion, and he held her hand lovingly. "We'll get along," they told each other, and they made us believe they would. No one realized it at the time, but in that moment of hopefulness we were seeing Charlie the Little Tramp for the last time. There were to be moments in The Great Dictator when the little Jewish barber was to remind us of the Charlie we used to know, then the image faded and disappeared. Only the old films remained, but in them the Little Tramp would always live. He would be skating on the rink, eating the watermelon, examining the alarm clock, dining on his shoe, dancing with the nymphs, rescuing Edna, and walking down the lonesome road as long as film endured.

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In 1896, Chaplin's mother was unable to find work; Charlie and his older half-brother Sydney Chaplin had to be left in the workhouse at Lambeth, moving after several weeks to Hanwell School for Orphans and Destitute Children. His father died an alcoholic when Charlie was 12, and his mother suffered a mental breakdown, and was eventually admitted temporarily to the Cane Hill Asylum at Coulsdon (near Croydon). She died in 1928 in the United States, two years after coming to the States to live with Chaplin, by then a commercial success.