See a rare 16mm home movie of Charlie Chaplin working on City Lights – coaxing a performance out of his inexperienced co-star Virginia Cherrill which would go on to require 342 takes for a final 3 minute sequence. Via criterioncollection·Read More
Charlie Chaplin made this film in 1918 to show the First National Picture Corporation when he signed to produce movies with them. It plays like a “Behind The Scenes” feature. Chaplin never released the movie for the general public. It was hidden in Chaplin’s private vaults for forty years until he included some parts of Read MoreRead More
“If something is really happening on the screen, it isn’t crucial how it’s shot. Chaplin had such a simple cinematic style that it was almost like I Love Lucy, but you were always hypnotised by what was going on, unaware of the essentially non-cinematic style. He frequently used cheap sets, routine lighting and so forth, but he made great Read MoreRead More
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery… Hollywood must be good at flattery. This is the story of Billy Ritchie who donned the bowler hat and the toothbrush moustache as Chaplin’s shadow. Billy Ritchie worked alongside Chaplin on the English Music Hall stage, performing as the drunk in the classic sketch, “Mumming Birds”, just as Chaplin Read MoreRead More
A look behind the scenes as Chaplin directs one of the most memorable scenes in the 1931 film, “City Lights.” This particular scene was key in order for the blind girl to think that the Tramp was actually a wealthy man. Chaplin spent a year trying to figure out how to accomplish this, and ended Read MoreRead More
Melody Sheep turned their auto tuning machine onto Charlie Chaplin in his Great Dictator speech. http://youtu.be/sPr7933-0YE And in case you want to hear it without all the auto tuning – here’s the original segment (the whole film is available online): Read More
How can 15 minutes, change your working world? If you are looking to make changes in how you work, to be more efficient, to master your time – then try this idea.
This film outlines the most effective way to management your time and activity – and why it works using the film reel as a guide.Read More