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Silents are Golden: Silent Superstars – Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Lea Stans on Feb 6, 2019

Silents are Golden Column: Silent Superstars–Charlie Chaplin, the Eternal King of Comedy Of the many iconic performers that we all recognize today – Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, James Dean – there is one that stands alone as the most recognizable of all. Even people who’ve never seen read more

THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BLOGATHON: The Circus (1928)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 14, 2018

The Charlie Chaplin Blogathon, The Life and Films of the Little Tramp is hosted by Little Bits of Classic and Christina Wehner on April 14th, 15th and 16th. HERE is where you find the tributes. The Circus is a moody film in that the audience feels the moods that writer/director/star Charlie Chap read more

THE CHARLIE CHAPLIN BLOGATHON: The Circus (1928)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Apr 14, 2018

The Charlie Chaplin Blogathon, The Life and Films of the Little Tramp is hosted by Little Bits of Classic and Christina Wehner on April 14th, 15th and 16th. The Circus is a moody film in that the audience feels the moods that writer/director/star Charlie Chaplin wants us to feel, from gleeful de read more

Comic Legends Together: Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd and More!

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 4, 2015

Just for Fun: When Comic Legends Gather, it makes for some awesome pictures… I can’t help but marvel at the comedic talent (understatement) that emerged during the Silent Era — Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd…  It’s really mind-boggling… That said, ho read more

The Kid (1921, Charles Chaplin), the director’s cut

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 22, 2015

Some time after the halfway point in The Kid, it becomes clear the film isn’t going to end badly for its leads. Charlie Chaplin is the tramp, Jackie Coogan is his ward (a tramp in training). Chaplin, as a director, is fairly restrictive. Most of the action takes place on a few streets, primar read more

Modern Times, 1936, Charles Chaplin

Criterion Blues Posted by Aaron West on Jun 14, 2015

Jun 14 Posted by aaronwest In many ways, Modern Times was both an ending and a beginning. For Chaplin, it was the end of his silent movie star career and his popular character, the tramp. It was also the last major silent film release. It was at the height of the depression, and the underlying them read more

The Circus (1928, Charles Chaplin)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on May 29, 2015

The Circus has a melancholic tone it doesn’t need and one director Chaplin is never fully invested in. The first half of the film is a series of fantastic gags–well, except the stuff with ring master Al Ernest Garcia being abusive to his daughter, played by Merna Kennedy. But the rest o read more

A Golden Film on Big Screen: The Gold Rush (Chaplin 1925)

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by The Wonderful World of Cinema on Jan 25, 2015

Yesterday, I had the chance to see The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925) on big screen at The Cinémathèque Québécoise which is a film conservatory based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where I live. I have seen The Gold Rush many times before, but seeing it on big screen was a completely new a wonderfu read more

Cantinflas: Mexico’s Answer to Charlie Chaplin

Margaret Perry Posted by Margaret Perry on Oct 11, 2014

“The first duty of every human being is to be happy , the second is to make others happy. “ The Mexican actor Cantinflas has been compared to two very different American comedians – Charlie Chaplin and Groucho Marx. Like Chaplin’s tramp, Cantinflas represents the Mexican Everyman with read more

Silent Movie Bookshelf: Charlie Chaplin – A Brief Life by Peter Ackroyd

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 2, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 2, 2014 in Blog, Books Anyone even slightly interested in classic film knows that this year marks the centenary of Charlie Chaplin’s motion picture debut. In the history of cinema, he enjoys recognition almost without equal. People who have never seen a second of h read more

The Best Films of Charlie Chaplin

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. City Lights 2. Modern Times 3. The Great Dictator 4. The Gold Rush 5. The Kid 6. The Circus 7. Limelight 8. Monsieur Verdoux 9. A Woman of Paris *Not including shorts read more

The Best Films of Charlie Chaplin

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 31, 2014

1. City Lights 2. Modern Times 3. The Great Dictator 4. The Gold Rush 5. The Kid 6. The Circus 7. Limelight 8. Monsieur Verdoux 9. A Woman of Paris *Not including shorts read more

Hail Hynkel: Chaplin’s Ingenious Critique of Hitler (2013)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 2, 2014

Charlie Chaplin was not just a movie star, he was an American icon and his fame did not simply end in the States but reached all over the globe. Furthermore, his name is synonymous with the Little Tramp who is still widely known to this day. True, Chaplin had rough patches, through numerous marriage read more

Charlie Chaplin at Essanay (2)

Curtains Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Nov 22, 2013

Charlie Chaplin Essanay advertisement Thanks to my recent with Essanay, I was given the exciting opportunity to pen a series of blog posts for the wonderful Classic Movie Hub site. I'm honored and flattered that the wonderful folks there would give me the chance to contribute to their blog, and I read more

Charlie Chaplin at Essanay (1)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Nov 22, 2013

  Charlie Chaplin at Essanay A celebratory dance and a hefty paycheck signaled the start of Charlie Chaplin’s stay with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, but his year-and-a-half stay with the studio produced more than that. It was the start of Chaplin as writer, director, actor and produc read more

Favourite Film Stars: Why I Love Charlie Chaplin

Sunset Blvd Posted by Rachel T on Jul 12, 2013

I was, at first, a little reluctant to write a piece on Chaplin’s talents as an actor. We do, after all, see him as the the director too, as well as the producer, the writer, the editor, and even the composer, all rolled up into this other-worldly smidge of genius. The more I thought about it read more

Wednesday Smiles from Charlie Chaplin

True Classics Posted by Carrie on Jul 10, 2013

Through a random course of events, I received the following in my email this morning. It made me smile, and so I thought I would share it with you, our readers. Recently, I have learned a little bit about dog freestyling, which I enjoy partially because I grew up with dressage. However, more relevan read more

Four Fun Classic Movie Dances on Roller Skates: Charles Chaplin, Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, Donald O’Connor and Gene Kelly

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 18, 2013

Just for Fun: 1936:  Charlie Chaplin, marvelous — poetic and funny — on roller skates in Modern Times, with Paulette Goddard (1936, Charles Chaplin director) ….. 1937:  Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers skating to “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” in Shall We Dance read more

Scandal! Charlie Chaplin Part 2

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Apr 17, 2013

Welcome to 2013 - a year of scandals at A Person in the Dark. Yes, I love movies, but I confess I am a sucker for those juicy Hollywood scandals of old. April's Scandal: Charlie Chaplin Part 2: Charlie, Joan Barry & Uncle Sam Once America's most beloved star, Chaplin is fingerprinted lik read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Charlie Chaplin

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Apr 16, 2013

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Charles Chaplin, born April 16th, 1889! I’m certainly not a film expert by any stretch of the imagination; I am simply ‘just’ a film fan.  And yet, while I may not understand the technical underpinnings of Chaplin’s great artistry, I am read more
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