The Charlie Chaplin Archives

Author: Paul Duncan

Publisher: Taschen

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Page: 560

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Derived from the XXL book that left no document unturned in the vast Chaplin archives, this new edition follows the making of each of the master's films through personal letters and memos, sketches, storyboards, posters, on-set photos, and an oral history from Chaplin and some of his closest collaborators. We discover the impromptu invention as...

The Music of Charlie Chaplin

Author: Jim Lochner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

View: 706

 Charlie Chaplin the actor is universally synonymous with his beloved Tramp character. Chaplin the director is considered one of the great auteurs and innovators of cinema history. Less well known is Chaplin the composer, whose instrumental theme for Modern Times (1936) later became the popular standard "Smile," a Billboard hit for Nat "King" Cole in 1954. Chaplin was prolific yet could not read or write music. It took a rotating cast of talented musicians to translate his unorthodox humming, off-key singing, and amateur piano and violin playing into the singular orchestral vision he heard in his head. Drawing on numerous transcriptions from 60 years of original scores, this comprehensive study reveals the untold story of Chaplin the composer and the string of famous (and not-so-famous) musicians he employed, giving fresh insight into his films and shedding new light on the man behind the icon.

Charlie Chaplin

A Brief Life

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 765

A brief yet definitive new biography of one of film's greatest legends: perfect for readers who want to know more about the iconic star but who don't want to commit to a lengthy work. He was the very first icon of the silver screen and is one of the most recognizable of Hollywood faces, even a hundred years after his first film. But what of the man behind the moustache? Peter Ackroyd's new biography turns the spotlight on Chaplin's life as well as his work, from his humble theatrical beginnings in music halls to winning an honorary Academy Award. Everything is here, from the glamor of his golden age to the murky scandals of the 1940s and eventual exile to Switzerland. There are charming anecdotes along the way: playing the violin in a New York hotel room to mask the sound of Stan Laurel frying pork chops and long Hollywood lunches with Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. This masterful brief biography offers fresh revelations about one of the most familiar faces of the last century and brings the Little Tramp vividly to life.

The Life And Times Of Charlie Chaplin

Author: Nandini Saraf

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Charlie Chaplin, the universal comic icon, who with his lovable portrayal of a ‘tramp’made and still makes the world laugh, continues to live in popular memory. The Hitler’s toothbrush moustache, the bowler or derby hat, the coat a size or two too small, the baggy trousers, the floppy shoes and the cane made him the most unforgettable character. The mere mention of his name conjures a picture of him as the tramp. One of the most pivotal stars of the early silent era of Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin’s films made everyone laugh and cry at the same time. The world cinema is indebted to him for films like ‘The Kid’, ‘The Gold Rush’, ‘The Circus,’ ‘City Light’, ‘Modern Times’ and ‘The Great Dictator’. An enigma to the world, people have vast curiosity about his life and his body of work. This book is an attempt to unravel the various aspects of his life and his struggles. The happiness and the despair, the controversies and the acclaim are all revealed in this authentic biography of this great legend.

Charlie Chaplin

Author: Giorgio Cremonini

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 156

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Charlie Chaplin

Author: Peter Ackroyd

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 498

The Charlie Chaplin Book

Ten Stories Adapted from Classic Shorts

Author: Robert Keene Thompson

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 143

Expert novelizations of ten early Chaplin films include The Bank, A Woman, Work, The Champion, His New Job, By the Sea, A Night Out, The Tramp, In the Park, and A Jitney Elopement.

Who Was Charlie Chaplin?

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 352

Who was the real Charlie Chaplin? Kids will learn all about the comic genius who created "The Little Tramp"! Charlie Chaplin sang on a London stage for the first time at the age of five. Performing proved to be his salvation, providing a way out of a life of hardship and poverty. Success came early and made Chaplin one of the best loved people in the United States until the McCarthy witch hunts drove Chaplin from his adopted country. This is a moving portrait of a multi-talented man—actor, director, writer, even music composer—and the complicated times he lived in.

The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin

Artistry in Motion

Author: Dan Kamin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

View: 535

This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider’s perspective to the subject. An internationally acclaimed comic performing artist himself, he trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated portrayal in Chaplin, and created Johnny Depp’s physical comedy scenes in Benny and Joon. The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion reveals the inner workings of Chaplin’s mesmerizing art as never before. Kamin illuminates the comedian's incredibly sophisticated visual comedy in disarmingly direct prose, providing new insights into how Chaplin achieved his legendary rapport with audiences and demonstrating why comedy created nearly a century ago remains fresh today. He then presents provocative new interpretations of each of the comedian’s sound films, showing how Chaplin remained true to his silent comedy roots even as he kept reinventing his art for changing times. The book is lavishly illustrated with many never-before-published images of the comedian.

The Art of Charlie Chaplin

A Film-by-Film Analysis

Author: Kyp Harness

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 228

View: 725

This thorough critical study of Chaplin's films traces his acting career chronologically, from his initial appearance in 1914's Making a Living to his final starring role in 1957's A King in New York. Emphasizing Chaplin's technique and the steady evolution of his Tramp character, the author frames the biographical details of Chaplin's life within the context of his acting and filmmaking career, giving special attention to the films Chaplin directed/produced.

Charlie Chaplin's Own Story

Author: Charlie Chaplin

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Page: 257

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LIFE itself is a comedy - a slap-stick comedy at that. It is always hitting you over the head with the unexpected. You reach to get the thing you want - slap! bang! It's gone! You strike at your enemy and hit a friend. You walk confidently, and fall. Whether it is tragedy or comedy depends on how you look at it. There is not a hair's breadth between them. When I was eleven years old, homeless and starving in London, I had big dreams. I was a precocious youngster, full of imagination and fancies and pride. My dream was to become a great musician, or an actor like Booth. Here I am to-day, becoming a millionaire because I wear funny shoes. Slap-stick comedy, what?

Charlie Chaplin

Author: Patricia Crété

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Page: 45

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La vie de Charlie Chaplin racontée aux enfants. De son enfance londonienne à sa formation d'acteur en passant par la création de son personnage mythique, Charlot, le destin de cette icône du cinéma muet est passionnant. Quelle Histoire propose une initiation accessible à l'histoire de ce grand artiste.

Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay

Dawn of the Tramp

Author: Ted Okuda

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 623

Charlie Chaplin is universally hailed as the greatest comedic talent in the history of motion pictures. And yet Chaplin's early efforts-which account for more than half of his total output-are often overlooked in favor of his later films. In 1914 Chaplin appeared in a total of 35 films for the Keystone Film Company; the following year he signed with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, where he wrote, directed and starred in more than a dozen short comedies. Though the resulting pictures were frequently crude and erratic, they reveal the emergence of a formidable comic genius. "Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay: Dawn of the Tramp" is a film-by-film examination of this period in Chaplin's career, tracing the birth of his beloved 'Tramp" character and his evolution as an actor and filmmaker. Also discussed are how these movies have been re-edited, recopied, reissued and retitled over the years, with a special section that matches pseudonym titles to their original source film. "Charlie Chaplin at Keystone and Essanay: Dawn of the Tramp" is a fascinating look at the first celluloid steps taken by this legendary laughmaker, and is a must for all Chaplin fans, old and new.

Charlie Chaplin and His Times

Author: Kenneth S. Lynn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 632

View: 502

Examining the legendary actor's life, art, and controversial politics within the context of their times, Lynn presents a fresh and definitive portrait of Chaplin.

Charlie Chaplin

Author: André Bazin

Publisher:

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Page: 122

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Paru en 1972, ce texte essentiel de Bazin, grand connaisseur de Charlie Chaplin, est complété par Eric Rohmer qui écrit sur La comtesse de Hong Kong, dernier film que réalisa Chaplin en 1967.

Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance

Author: Fabio Stassi

Publisher: Portobello Books

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Category: Fiction

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'A day without laughter is a day wasted.' It is Christmas Day when Charlie Chaplin receives a visit from Death. The great actor is 82 years old, but not yet ready to face the final curtain. Desperate to see his teenage son grow up, the actor strikes a deal: if he manages to make Death laugh, he will win an extra year of life. As he awaits his final, fatal encounter, Chaplin composes an impassioned letter to his son, in which he attempts to tell him about his past, from his impoverished childhood in England (with an alcoholic father and a mother who went mad) to the heights of success on the silver screen in America, via stints in the circus and vaudeville, and odd jobs as a newspaper hawker, printer, boxer and embalmer. As well as being the story of the evolution of a comic genius, this is the story of the evolution of cinema and how a beam of light on a white screen fired the imagination of an entire nation. As in his silent films, Charlie's adventures are simultaneously tragic and comic. The narrative flickers at a frenetic clip from false starts and early failures to eventual triumph in the magical moment when - before the eyes of a stupefied film crew - Charlie became the Tramp: with a little moustache, a shuffling slantwise walk, a cane and a dusty bowler hat, one of the most iconic figures of the golden age of cinema was born.

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

Its Production and Dialectical Structure

Author: Gerard Molyneaux

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Category: City lights (Motion picture)

Page: 766

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My Autobiography

Author: Charles Chaplin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 493

View: 894

Born into a theatrical family, Chaplin's father died of drink while his mother, unable to bear the poverty, suffered from bouts of insanity, Chaplin embarked on a film-making career which won him immeasurable success, as well as intense controversy. His extraordinary autobiography was first published in 1964 and was written almost entirely without reference to documentation - simply as an astonishing feat of memory by a 75 year old man. It is an incomparably vivid reconstruction of a poor London childhood, the music hall and then his prodigious life in the movies.

Charlie Chaplin

Author: John McCabe

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN:

Category: Comedians

Page: 297

View: 244

A biography of the actor who was born in a London slum and went on to become one of the greatest comedic geniuses of all time.