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Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find ... See full summary »

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David Thomson ...
Himself - Film Historian
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Himself - Chaplin Biographer
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Himself - Film Critic and Historian
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Himself - Actor / Star of 'Chaplin
David Robinson ...
Himself - Chaplin Biographer
Jeanine Basinger ...
Herself - Film Historian
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Michael Chaplin ...
Himself - Son of Charles Chaplin
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Herself - Daughter of Charles Chaplin
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Himself - Director of 'Chaplin'
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Narrated by Sydney Pollack, film critic Richard Schickel's dazzling two-hour plus documentary to one of the towering figures in film: Charles Chaplin. Hardcore Chaplin fans may not find much new material here, but more unfamiliar admirers will gain some valuable information about one of the most famous personalities of the 20th century. Schickel has constructed the documentary as a chronological survey of Chaplin's work, starting with his most significant shorts and covering all of his features. Schickel supports his narration with testimony from artists familiar with Chaplin's work and family members who offer personal insights into the comedian's life. The documentary plays down but doesn't ignore the controversies that swirled around Chaplin's private life. But the main focus is on the films. They include some of the best-loved movies of all time. Clips from "Kid Auto Races at Venice," the 1914 Keystone short in which Chaplin first used his Tramp costume, reveal a startlingly ... Written by alfiehitchie

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Charlie: Charles Chaplin élete és művészete  »

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Wonderful documentary!
18 October 2003 | by (Kansas City) – See all my reviews

Lots of information, lots of clips, and something that might set the record straight on things that most people won't read enough to find out! I saw this at the Glenwood Arts Theatre and took my nephew, we both enjoyed it. I laughed and cried, he laughed and learned. Definitely one to buy when it becomes available! Now I have to hunt up "The Kid" as my nephew wants to see it!


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