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Charles Chaplin

#1 Post by Scharphedin2 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:39 am

Charles Chaplin (1889 - 1977)

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To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain,
and play with it.

~ Charles Chaplin


Filmography

Making a Living (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Kid Auto Races at Venice (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Mabel's Strange Predicament (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Between Showers (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Film Johnnie (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Tango Tangles (short, 1914)

His Favorite Pastime (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Cruel, Cruel Love (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Star Boarder (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Mabel at the Wheel (short, 1914)

Twenty Minutes of Love (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Caught in a Cabaret (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Caught in the Rain (short, 1914) AllDay Entertainment (R1) – included on American Slapstick

A Busy Day (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Fatal Mallet (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Her Friend the Bandit (short, 1914)

The Knockout (short, 1914) Laughsmith Ent. (R0 US) – included in The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Mabel's Busy Day (short, 1914)

Mabel's Married Life (short, 1914) Image Entertainment (R1) – included as extra on Tillie's Punctured Romance / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Laughing Gas (short, 1914) Entertainment (R1) – included on American Slapstick / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Property Man (short, 1914)

The Face on the Bar Room Floor (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Recreation (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Masquerader (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

His New Profession (short, 1914)

The Rounders (short, 1914) Laughsmith Ent. (R0 US) – included in The Forgotten Films of Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The New Janitor (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Those Love Pangs (short, 1914)

Dough and Dynamite (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Gentlemen of Nerve (short, 1914)

His Musical Career (short, 1914) Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

His Trysting Place (short, 1914)

Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) Image Entertainment (R1)

Getting Acquainted (short, 1914)

His Prehistoric Past (short, 1914)

His New Job (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Passport (R0 US) – included in The Gloria Swanson Collection / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Night Out (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Champion (short, 1915) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) – excerpted on City Lights / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

In the Park (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Jitney Elopement (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1

The Tramp (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

By the Sea (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

His Regeneration (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2

Work (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Woman (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Bank (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Shanghaied (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Night in the Show (short, 1915) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Burlesque on Carmen (short, 1915) Image Entertainment (R1) – included as extra on Carmen / The Cheat / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Police (short, 1916) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Floorwalker (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Fireman (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Vagabond (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

One A.M. (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Pawnshop (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Count (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Behind the Screen (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Lions Gate (R1) – as extra on The Cat's Meow / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Rink (short, 1916) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Easy Street (short, 1917) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / Image Entertainment (R1) – included on Slapstick Masters / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Cure (short, 1917) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Immigrant (short, 1917) Criterion (R1) – as extra on 3 Films by Louis Malle / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Adventurer (short, 1917) Image Entertainment (R1) – included in The Chaplin Mutual Comedies: 90th Anniversary Edition / BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Films, Vol. 1 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

How to Make Movies (behind-the-scenes short, 1918) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included as extra on Chaplin Revue

Chase Me Charlie (short consisting of clips from earlier films, 1918)

A Dog's Life (short, 1918) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – released as double feature with The Kid (now OOP)

Triple Trouble (Essanay-collage short, 1918) BFI (R2 UK) – included in Charlie Chaplin: The Essanay Films, Vol. 2 / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Bond (short, 1918) All Day Entertainment (R1) – included on American Slapstick / Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included as extra on Chaplin Revue / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

Shoulder Arms (short, 1918) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Professor (short, 1919) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) – included as extra on Limelight

Sunnyside (short, 1919) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

A Day's Pleasure (short, 1919) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Kid (1921) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP) / Delta (R0 US) – included on The Essential Charlie Chaplin (12 DVD Box Set)

The Nut (1921)

The Idle Class (short, 1921) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection

Nice and Friendly (home movie short, 1922) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) – included as extra on The Kid / Image Entertainment (R1) – included as extra on the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection

Pay Day (short, 1922) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection

The Pilgrim (1923) Warner (R1, R2, R4) – included on Chaplin Revue / Image Entertainment (R1) – included in the now OOP Charlie Chaplin: A First National Collection

A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

The Gold Rush (1925) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

Camille (short, 1926) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP) – included as extra on A Woman of Paris

The Circus (1928) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

City Lights (1931) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

Modern Times (1936) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

The Great Dictator (1940) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

Limelight (1952) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

A King in New York (1957) Warner (R1, R2, R4) / mk2 (R2 FR) / Herald (R2 JP)

A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) Universal (R1) – also included as part of Marlon Brando: The Franchise Collection / Universal (R2 UK) – also included as part of Sophia Loren: Screen Goddess Collection

* Titles in blue are films with Chaplin as actor only
** With respect to the releases of Chaplin's feature films on DVD by mk2/Warner, A Woman of Paris and A King in New York were combined in some countries. The mk2/Warner releases were also offered as boxed sets in many countries (either as one complete set, or, in two separate volumes). In some countries, there was an additional disc Chaplin Revue, which featured a number of the shorts as noted above)
*** In 2000, Image Entertainment released all of Chaplin's feature films on DVD. These releases went out of print at the time mk2/Warner's series of releases came out.


General Discussion

Chaplin Collection

Image Entertainment – discussion of The Chaplin Mutuals Collection

Unknown Chaplin


Recommended Web Resources

British Film Institute – Charlie Chaplin at BFI

Charlie Chaplin Museum – Official site of the Charlie Chaplin Museum in Switzerland

Chaplin UK – Useful site with information on the various editions of Chaplin's films released on home video in the UK.

CharlieChaplin.com – Official Charlie Chaplin web site.

Clown Ministry – Short biography and many fun and informative features on Chaplin.

Discover Charlie Chaplin – “The only official Charlie Chaplin virtual store…”

Edna Purviance – Site dedicated to Edna Purviance, who starred in many of Chaplin's early silent films. Includes useful guide to Chaplin on DVD in the US.


Recommended Books

Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson

Charlie Chaplin: My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin

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#2 Post by Scharphedin2 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:04 am

As an addendum, Charles Chaplin's silent short films were generally made for four separate studios. As far as I can make out, this is how they are divided:

Keystone: Most (if not all) films of 1914
Essanay: 14 films from His New Job (1915) to Police (1916)
Mutual: 12 films from The Floorwalker (1916) to The Adventurer (1917)
First National: 8 films from A Dog's Life (1918) to The Pilgrim (1923)

In the post above, I included Delta's collection of Chaplin's early films. I did this as an example, as every Public Domain label appears to have similar collections out. Delta's collection is also available in single DVD volumes, and there is a stripped down collection of 8 discs. The quality is not likely to be great, but it may be the only way to see some of the very early (Keystone) films.

There has been some scattered discussion in the forum, as to what may be the best route for anyone interested in seeing all of Chaplin's work on DVD. There does not appear to be a really good release available of the Keystone work anywhere (suggestions for which collection(s) may be the best to invest in for these films are very welcome). With the Essanay films, the best available option would appear to be BFI's collection in two volumes; I seem to remember a series of releases from Image Entertainment, but could not find out if they are still in print. For the Mutual films, the recent 90th Anniversary release from Image Entertainment would appear to be the best at present, although BFI also has a two volume release of these particular films. And, for the First Nationals, as well as all the features, the only option is Warner Brothers/mk2, although some reviews on the internet have claimed that David Shepard's OOP release of these films through Image Entertainment were more faithful to the original films, if not as stellar in their restorations.

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#3 Post by Antoine Doinel » Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:40 am

J. Hoberman revisits Monsieur Verdoux for the NY Times.

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#4 Post by souvenir » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:27 am

Antoine Doinel wrote:J. Hoberman revisits Monsieur Verdoux for the NY Times.
I read that this morning and thought it was an excellent article. Forget tweeners and iodine, Verdoux, whatever you think of Chaplin's supposed sentimentalizing, is a masterpiece.

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Chaplin's output on DVD

#5 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:43 pm

Does someone with more experience with the many releases out there want to suggest the best route as to amassing as much of Chaplin's output on DVD in as few steps as possible?

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#6 Post by videozor » Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:26 pm

For feature films, including First National's The Kid, get R2 Chaplin Collection. It doesn't include Chaplin's last film, though. That collection also includes all First National shorts as Chaplin Revue (most of them, not in the original form, but edited in some ways by Chaplin for copyright issues). For Chaplin's Mutuals, get 90th Anniversary 4-disk edition (R1).

I wish I could help you with the earlier films, but I'm still researching myself

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#7 Post by Scharphedin2 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:27 pm

It looks like BFI will be releasing a restored set of Chaplin's Keystone films (and another restoration of the Essanay films). Quoted from SilentComedians.com:
...The Keystone DVD is planned for spring 2009. There is still restoration work to do on the last few titles and then work will commence on the DVD itself. We will be including as many Keystone titles as survive, which I think is 34. There are no out-takes for the Keystones. The out takes only exist for Chaplin's later films. I hope there will be plenty of extras though...

Best wishes Bryony DixonCurator - Silent filmBFI National Archive 21 Stephen Street London W1T 1LNTel 020 7957 8951 Fax 020 7580 7503 http://www.bfi.org.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Also, it seems that BFI is ALSO working on a new ESSANAY set, which will be released at some point. I think the last set was pretty nice, but the film speed could certainly be corrected - the soundtracks were great!
Exciting news, as the Keystone films are the only ones left in Chaplin's oeuvre lacking a "proper" release. At least, no one has been able to point out a good DVD source, since my initial post above.

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#8 Post by bearcuborg » Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:29 am

Amassing as much of Chaplin's work as possible:

Essanay period - Image Entertainment did a good job with a 3 disc set with restoration by David Shepard and musical score by Robert Israel and Eric James.

Mutual - Image Entertainment again does justice with a 90th anniversary 4 disc edition.

His feature period (excluding Countess from Hong Kong) - For my money the Warner R1 edition is just fine. Sometimes the folks at Beaver think they know it all, but I'm happy with my set of both.

As for Countess, I have never seen the entire picture but I just did research and picked it up cheap on Amazon. Universal released it barebones in 2003.

Odds and ends - The Saved from the Flames is a wise choice for his first Tramp appearance. Kid at Venice Auto Races is given pretty good treatment. The rest of the set by Flicker Alley is great too. I also treasure Unknown Chaplin by Kevin Brownlow as much as I do his films. Get it!

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#9 Post by Scharphedin2 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:09 am

Would anyone here be in a position to comment on the allegedly forthcoming Chaplin Keystone set from BFI (reported some months ago to be in the works for this spring). And/or, if someone owns any of the pd releases that compile material from 1914, I would be interested to hear comments.

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#10 Post by Jonathan S » Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:24 am

Scharphedin2 wrote:Would anyone here be in a position to comment on the allegedly forthcoming Chaplin Keystone set from BFI (reported some months ago to be in the works for this spring).
This reply from Bryony Dixon was posted on silentcomedians.com on Jan 26:
We are hoping to release the DVD set sometime in late 2009. We'll keep you posted.

Best wishes

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#11 Post by Scharphedin2 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:54 am

Ah, thank you Jonathan. I had seen an earlier message, wherein Dixon spoke of Spring as a possible release time.

This is great. With this release, every extant Chaplin film should be available in very good editions.

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#12 Post by domino harvey » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Famous last words: "There's just no way A Countess From Hong Kong can be as bad as everyone says." This is why time travel is needed, so I can go back to me this morning and stop myself from watching this. Chaplin is a pretty sloppy director even at his best moments but nothing prepared me for the sheer terrible of this movie. Brando is bored, Loren preens, Chaplin's nepotism is out in full-force, and it turns out poor 'Tippi' Hedren really couldn't act outside of Hitchcock's help. The film's plot, if it can be said to have one, is that rare combination of dull and offensive, and Chaplin's affinity for obvious sets really cripples what little chance this boudoir sex comedy ever had of succeeding. No wonder "Abandon all hope ye who enter" was printed on the inner ring of the DVD.

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#14 Post by HarryLong » Thu Apr 08, 2010 11:08 am

domino harvey wrote:Famous last words: "There's just no way A Countess From Hong Kong can be as bad as everyone says."
Oh yes, yes there is...
domino harvey wrote:No wonder "Abandon all hope ye who enter" was printed on the inner ring of the DVD.
=D>

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#15 Post by evillights » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:26 pm

I think A Countess from Hong Kong is really a beautiful movie.

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#16 Post by jackford » Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:39 am

Agreed. Countess may just be the most unfairly maligned film in cinema history. No exaggeration. Sarris called this “the quintessence of everything Chaplin has ever felt," and I can't agree more. It's an extrodinary film, and deserves to be revisited by many and not be looked at under conventional grounds. Perhaps the best film he made since Verdoux; it sits among his other masterpieces City Lights, Woman of Paris, The Gold Rush, and the aformentioned Verdoux.

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#19 Post by Chaplinesque » Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:12 pm

I’ll start by saying thank you to Scharphedin2 for the gigantic first message full of information. It goes without saying that my message can’t be more informative than the first one but as a Chaplin fan, I’d like to share the Chaplin DVD sets that I think are the best (restoration wise) on the European market. For the ten full length masterpieces of Chaplin, I prefer the MK2 edition (each edition has 2 discs) :

The Kid (1921) — 50 mn.
A Woman of Paris (1923) — 78 mn.
The Gold Rush (1925) — 96 mn.
The Circus (1928) — 69 mn.
City Lights (1931) — 82 mn.
Modern Times (1936) — 83 mn.
The Great Dictator (1940) — 120 mn.
The Gold Rush (with Chaplin’s voice, 1942) — 69 mn.
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) — 119 mn.
Limelight (1952) — 132 mn.
A King in New York (1957) — 100 mn.

As for the shorts, there are a lot of box sets on the market, but very few of them are beautifully restored. I prefer the four DVD sets of BFI and the french edition of MK2 (First National shorts) :

The Essanay Films Volume 1 (1915)
His New Job
A Night Out
The Champion
In the Park
A Jitney Elopement
The Tramp
By The Sea
Work

The Essanay Films Volume 2 (1915)
A Woman
The Bank
Shanghaied
His Regeneration
A Night In The Show
Charlie Chaplin’s Burlesque On Carmen
Triple Trouble (An Essanay Collage)

The Mutual Films Volume 1 (1916)
Behind The Screen
The Rink
Easy Street
The Cure
The Immigrant
The Adventurer

The Mutual Films Volume 2 (1917)
The Floorwalker
The Fireman
The Vagabond
One A.M.
The Count
The Pawnshop

Les courts métrages First National (1918-23)
A Day’s Pleasure
Sunnyside
The Idle Class
Pay Day
A Dog’s Life
Shoulder Arms
The Pilgrim

So in total it means a Chaplin fan can get his hands on ten movies and 34 shorts of the great master Charles Chaplin, in fully restored copies. But I have to say the MK2 editions are a little hard to find, I'm afraid...

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Re: Charles Chaplin

#20 Post by manicsounds » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:32 am


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Re: Charles Chaplin

#21 Post by Brian C » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:17 am

Didn't that woman later hang herself on the set of The Wizard of Oz?

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Re: Charles Chaplin

#22 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:22 pm

Yes, you can see her corpse behind a curtain in Three Men and a Baby

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Re: Charles Chaplin

#23 Post by Ann Harding » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:30 am

Carl Davis speaks of his work on Chaplin films in the second part of the interview I recorded.

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Re: Charles Chaplin

#24 Post by Anhedionisiac » Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:01 pm

I didn't know where else to post this but... Did anyone else find the video Google made to celebrate Chaplin's birth as pitifully lame as I did? Whoever made the video clearly has no grasp as to what made Chaplin Chaplin

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Re: Charles Chaplin

#25 Post by who is bobby dylan » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:18 pm

I agree. I watched Chaplin's first film, Making a Living this morning. Even in his first screen appearance, Chaplin shows more artistry than the contrived tribute.

Why couldn't they have posted an actual clip of Chaplin's?

When it was Gandhi's birthday they didn't post a clip of Ben Kingsley. It was nice that they did something and that they inadvertently showed how talented the silent comedians were, by how awkward their video was.

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