Charles Chaplin: Articles

'A Night at the Cinema in 1914': Charles Chaplin, Pearl White and The Great War

Charles Chaplin in 'A Film Johnnie' (1914). 'A Night at the Cinema in 1914': From The Great War to Charles Chaplin and Pearl White Imagine, if you will, that you can go back one hundred years in time, when people were enjoying a new and pervasive art form: motion pictures. […]

Sneeze Face, Cheese Mites and Techno Charles Chaplin: 'Amazing Tales'

Sneeze face, cheese mites, and techno Charles Chaplin: San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2014's 'Amazing Tales from the Archive's (image: Fred Ott's 'sneeze face' in the short film 'Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze') The “Amazing Tales from the Archives” presentations at the 2014 San Francisco Silent Film Festival, which […]

'Limelight': Charles Chaplin Classic 60th Anniversary Screening with Claire Bloom

'Limeligh' with Charles Chaplin and Claire Bloom. Charles Chaplin 'Limelight' screening to feature Claire Bloom Charles Chaplin's Limelight turns 60 this year. Honoring Chaplin's last US-made film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 60th anniversary screening of Limelight on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:30 p.m. […]

Catharine Deneuve & Martin Scorsese Honors: Film Society of Lincoln Center + BAFTA Fellowship

Catherine Deneuve. Catherine Deneuve, 68, will be the recipient of the Film Society of Lincoln Center's 39th Chaplin Award. The annual fundraising gala benefiting Lincoln Center programs will be held on Monday, April 2, at the Alice Tully Hall in New York. The evening will include films clips and a party. […]

Marilyn Nash Dies: Charles Chaplin 'Monsieur Verdoux' Leading Lady

Charles Chaplin, Marilyn Nash, Monsieur Verdoux Marilyn Nash, Charles Chaplin's young leading lady in the critical and box office disappointment Monsieur Verdoux, has died. She was either 84 or 85, according to the IMDb. Author Jeffrey Vance announced Nash's death on his Facebook wall. Like most of Chaplin's discoveries – […]

Josef von Sternberg, Charles Chaplin & John Ford: Shasta Silent Film Festival

The 6th Annual Silent Film Festival at Shasta County, Calif., to be held October 21-22 at the Shasta County Arts Council's Performance Hall, will feature an eclectic group of silent movie classics. Those range from Josef von Sternberg's crime drama Underworld (1927) to Carl Theodor Dreyer's marital drama Master of […]

'A Woman of Paris': Charles Chaplin Goes (Effectively) Dramatic

A Woman of Paris stars a fashion-conscious Edna Purviance. I must admit that I'm not a fan of Charles Chaplin's comedies. Heresies aside, I did very much enjoy Chaplin's dramatic A Woman of Paris, an attempt to turn his frequent leading lady Edna Purviance into a star. Despite rumors to the […]

Charles Chaplin 'Zepped' Found

In the Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips reports that a long-thought lost Charles Chaplin film has been accidentally found after a film collector made an eBay bid on a nitrate film canister. Phillips explains that “the footage turned out to be the obscure Chaplin short [Zepped], a World War I propaganda […]

Charles Chaplin 'The Circus,' 'Easy Rider' Screenings

Among the upcoming screenings in the November film series of the Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., are vehicles for just about everyone, from Charles Chaplin to Dennis Hopper; from Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland to Robin Williams' voice. I've never seen Disney's Aladdin, […]

Penélope Cruz, Bernardo Bertolucci, Gael García Bernal Sign Roman Polanski Petition

Actor Gael García Bernal, Academy Award-winning actress Penélope Cruz, veteran director Mario Monicelli, veteran screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr, and Academy Award-winning filmmakers Bernardo Bertolucci and Ethan Coen are a few of the latest additions to the list of signatories demanding freedom for filmmaker Roman Polanski, currently being held by Swiss […]

Cinecon Capsule Reviews: Gender Contraints & Charles Chaplin

There was a lot of complaining about the line-up at Cinecon 2008, held on Labor Day Weekend, which was affected by the Univeral fire and other matters, including the deaths of Rusty Casselton and Bob Nudelman. Still, the films were some of the best I have seen in the Egyptian […]

Charles Chaplin 'Modern Times': Visit Behind the Scenes

Charles Chaplin in Modern Times The screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charles Chaplin's Modern Times (1936) and a look at rare behind-the-scenes photographs revealing the techniques used in creating the film's special effects will be the focus of “Techno Chaplin,” an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and […]