History Creator / CharlieChaplin

19th Feb '18 11:03:23 AM SeizureFerret
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* FiveFingerDiscount: In ''The Floorwalker'' a group of shoppers strip a display in a department store bare while the salesman is trying run The Tramp out of the store.

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* FiveFingerDiscount: In ''The Floorwalker'' a group of shoppers strip a display in a department store bare while the salesman is trying to run The Tramp out of the store.
20th Nov '17 4:08:38 PM XFllo
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* MayDecemberRomance: Chaplin married Oona O'Neill when she was 18 and he was 54.
* MassiveNumberedSiblings: Eleven kids, yo. The most well known being his daughter, Geraldine Chaplin, who also became a film actress.
14th Nov '17 10:20:20 AM xcountryguy
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[[caption-width-right:300:Cinama's First Superstar.]]

-> ''Has there ever been another artist...who has had more to say, and in such vivid detail, about what it means to be poor? Conceivably [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]], another artist often reproached for sentimentality...but surely no other figure in the 20th century. And because there is arguably no other figure in the world during Chaplinís heyday who was more widely known and loved -- not even a politician like his arch-enemy Hitler, much less another artist--discussing him as if he were just another writer-director or actor ultimately means short-changing that world and that history.''

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[[caption-width-right:300:Cinama's [[caption-width-right:300:Cinema's First Superstar.]]

-> ''Has there ever been another artist... who has had more to say, and in such vivid detail, about what it means to be poor? Conceivably [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]], another artist often reproached for sentimentality...sentimentality... but surely no other figure in the 20th century. And because there is arguably no other figure in the world during Chaplinís heyday who was more widely known and loved -- not even a politician like his arch-enemy Hitler, much less another artist--discussing him as if he were just another writer-director or actor ultimately means short-changing that world and that history.''
25th Oct '17 1:22:19 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Even though most of his films didn't have clear cut happy endings, there was still a sense of heartfelt optimism and human emotion in many of his movies. This shines the strongest in ''The Kid'' and ''City Lights''.
11th Oct '17 12:31:18 PM NWolfman
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[TheCutie Awww!]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Cinama's First Superstar.]]
25th Sep '17 7:40:32 PM TotemicHero
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Growing up in poverty with his brother, Sydney, with a mother who was a failed Music Hall entertainer of declining mental health, the brothers worked themselves up until he became a star stage comedian himself. On an American tour, He was hired by Keystone Studios and began starring in low budget one-reeler comedies in 1914. By the end of the year, he had starred in 35 movies, many of which he directed as well, and was known around the world. By 1916, he would work for the more prestigious Mutual Studios and would be the writer, director, star, editor, and producer of his own comedy films. In 1919, he co-founded Creator/UnitedArtists - one of the major film studios that still operates today. He would continue making entertaining and influential comedies, which experimented with more dramatic stories amid the comedy.

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Growing up in poverty with his brother, Sydney, with a mother who was a failed Music Hall entertainer of declining mental health, the brothers worked themselves up until he Chaplin became a star stage comedian himself. On an American tour, He he was hired by Keystone Studios and began starring in low budget one-reeler comedies in 1914. By the end of the year, he Chaplin had starred in 35 movies, many of which he directed as well, and was known around the world. By 1916, he would work for the more prestigious Mutual Studios and would be the writer, director, star, editor, and producer of his own comedy films. In 1919, he co-founded Creator/UnitedArtists - one of the major film studios that still operates today. He Chaplin would continue making entertaining and influential comedies, which experimented with more dramatic stories amid the comedy.
15th Jul '17 11:05:17 PM JulianLapostat
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-> ''Has there ever been another artist...who has had more to say, and in such vivid detail, about what it means to be poor? Conceivably [[Creator/CharlesDickens Dickens]], another artist often reproached for sentimentality...but surely no other figure in the 20th century. And because there is arguably no other figure in the world during Chaplinís heyday who was more widely known and loved -- not even a politician like his arch-enemy Hitler, much less another artist--discussing him as if he were just another writer-director or actor ultimately means short-changing that world and that history.''
-->-- '''[[https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/2017/06/rediscovering-charlie-chaplin/ Jonathan Rosenbaum]]'''
7th Jun '17 11:04:13 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Sunnyside}}''
2nd Jun '17 9:50:12 PM ProfessorGrimm
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* '' The Chaplin Revue'' -- a CompilationMovie made up of three short films, that Chaplin made at First National: ''A Dog's Life'', ''Shoulder Arms'', and ''The Pilgrim'', along with footage from an unfinished documentary about the Chaplin Studio, called "How to Make Movies" and new scores composed by Chaplin himself.

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* '' The Chaplin Revue'' -- a CompilationMovie made up of three short films, that Chaplin made at First National: ''A Dog's Life'', ''Shoulder Arms'', and ''The Pilgrim'', along with footage from an unfinished documentary about the Chaplin Studio, called "How to Make Movies" and new scores for each film composed by Chaplin himself.himself, including a theme for "The Pilgrim", "I'm Bound for Texas".
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