Charlie Chaplin Centennial 1914-2014

Charlie Chaplin is for the ages

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This scene with Charlie and and his son in a Doss (shelter) house - this is after he rescues him and is afraid to go back to their home for fear of being found, at this point he has become a criminal, kidnapping the boy from the authorities.

You think that Charlie is taking great care to cover his son, make sure he is warm,  but then he surprises you by turning over and taking the blanket with him, but he does not even use it for himself.

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Filed under charlie chaplin the kid jackie coogan 1921

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anatidaephobism:

Charlie Chaplin's last silent movie Modern Times (1936) is a comedic treat. Even to this day it is hysterical. Especially the first thirty minutes or so really shows Chaplin when he’s best.

My only major complaint is the plot. My principle in regards to comedies no matter in which decade it was created, silent or not, is as follows: Either should the film have a great plot - or else should the film have no real plot at all. The plot in Modern Times failed at this point. But it’s still a must-see.

Hurray! for good ol’ slapstick humour.

7.5

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Quote of the day:

filmbeatrizmb :

All I Need to Make A comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
- Charlie Chaplin

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What Charlie Chaplin told Mack Sennett, coming to the end of his contract 1914, Mack Sennett reminded Charlie of others who had left Keystone and were unsuccessful.

Charlie Chaplin made quite a few films, with just this formula.

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angeheurtebise:

Jean Cocteau & Charlie Chaplin.

I believe that is his young daughter Victoria in front and Josephine behind him, son Michael going into the house.

angeheurtebise:

Jean Cocteau & Charlie Chaplin.

I believe that is his young daughter Victoria in front and Josephine behind him, son Michael going into the house.

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Anonymous asked: How many and which movies did charlie do with mary pickford?

They were never in any films together.