Posts tagged chaplin
Posts tagged chaplin
The Kid - released in January of 1921
Selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Film Registry in December 2011 as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
In 1971 Charlie Chaplin re issued “The Kid”, like he did with “The Gold Rush”, he removed some scenes and composed a new score, this new score made the scenes where he rescues the boy so much more powerful.
Charlie Chaplin in “A Dog’s Life”
French poster for “THE KID”
As we celebrate the centennial of “the tramp”, here are the many shapes & poses he struck along the way.
In this scene from “Modern Times” - the tramp finally cracks up.
Cover of French magazine VU - April 1st 1931
The tramp as depicted in “City Lights”
"Sunnyside" - 1919
Dancing with the Wood Nymphs
Charlie in ‘Pay Day” 1922
This was the last 2 reel film he would produce.
Poor Charlie’s wife did not pack him a lunch, so he had to pilfer a hot dog from a co-worker.
The Kid - 1921
Even if you never saw “The Gold Rush” most people know the iconic -
"DANCE OF THE ROLLS" - though this was not the first time this was done on film - Roscoe Arbuckle did it as a throw away gag in his 1917 film "ROUGH HOUSE", Charlie Chaplin took it and made it his own, the turn of his head, the way the light hit his face, the side ward glances, he did become a little dancing girl with the high kicks etc.
This to me is what made Charlie Chaplin an artistic genius.
A Tramp: If you strike that girl, I’ll quit! And what’s more, I want what I’m worth.
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: I’ll give you fifty dollars a week.
[the tramp shakes his head]
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: Sixty!
[the tramp mouths ‘no’]
The Circus Proprietor and Ring Master: I’ll double it!
A Tramp: Nothing less than a hundred.
[the Circus Proprietor agrees and they shake on it]
Charlie bursting out with laughter on the set of “Modern Times” in 1935. The man facing him is Carter de Haven assistant director.
One of the tramp’s more famous poses.
Shoulder Arms - October 1918
Charlie Chaplin in the heaven scene from “The Kid”