Charlie Chaplin Centennial 1914-2014

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Watched a few of his Mutuals this week-end, right now “The Vagabond” & “Pawnshop” are my favorites, that will change I’m sure.

His 12 Mutual short films (1916/1917) are considered by many to be his true Masterpieces.

Fulfilling the Mutual contract, I suppose, was the happiest period of my career.  I was light and unencumbered, twenty-seven years old, with fabulous prospects and a friendly, glamorous world before me.
Charles Chaplin - My Autobiography - 1964

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One A.M. (Chaplin Mutual #4) has been a favorite since I first saw it a couple years ago. Weird Thing #1: This is a Chaplin one-man show, a solo slapstick performance interacting with props and sets (actually one other actor, a cab driver, but he barely moves). Weird Thing #2: Chaplin is rich in this, apparently a big-game hunter with his own two-story house. Our man comes home very, very drunk and tries to negotiate the cab door, his bunches of stuffed animals, treacherous furniture and slippery floors, two staircases, a clock with a murderous pendulum, and a self-aware hideaway bed. Hilarity ensues.

http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/archives/tag/charlie-chaplin

One A.M. (Chaplin Mutual #4) has been a favorite since I first saw it a couple years ago. Weird Thing #1: This is a Chaplin one-man show, a solo slapstick performance interacting with props and sets (actually one other actor, a cab driver, but he barely moves). Weird Thing #2: Chaplin is rich in this, apparently a big-game hunter with his own two-story house. Our man comes home very, very drunk and tries to negotiate the cab door, his bunches of stuffed animals, treacherous furniture and slippery floors, two staircases, a clock with a murderous pendulum, and a self-aware hideaway bed. Hilarity ensues.

http://deeperintomovies.net/journal/archives/tag/charlie-chaplin

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