Unknown Chaplin (1983)

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Using in part rare out-take footage, the film-making methods and techniques of Charles Chaplin are explored.

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 Himself & In Out-Takes / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Herself & In Out-Takes / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Himself & In Out-Takes / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Himself & In Out-Takes / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1983)
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A documentary from silent film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill. Featuring never before seen out-takes from Chaplin's films, and other rare footage, Unknown Chaplin gives a valuable insight into the creation of Chaplin's films. Also included are interviews with people who knew and worked with Chaplin. The documentary is in three parts: My Happiest Years; Hidden Treasures; and The Great Director. Accompanied by excellent music by Carl Davis, some adapted from Chaplin's own music. Written by Sean Blake <seanpb@eagle.cc.ukans.edu>

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O Chaplin que Ninguém Viu  »

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Title Theme
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Written by Charles Chaplin
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A treasure for fans of Chaplin
7 December 1999 | by (Whittier, California) – See all my reviews

This delightful documentary shows the secrets of many clever tricks that were a mystery until two film historians studied Charles Chaplin's works. Highly recommended to any serious fan of Chaplin. The backwards hat trick alone is worth viewing the whole series.


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