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Chaplin Today: Limelight (2003)

Reflections on the final American film by Charles Chaplin.

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Reflections on the final American film by Charles Chaplin.

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This documentary is featured on the 2-Disc Chaplin Collection DVD for Limelight (1952), released in July 2003. See more »

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Claire Bloom, Herself: He wanted me to bring a chaperon, because, he'd had quite enough trouble with young girls. So, I came with my mother. When we arrived, very nervous about meeting Chaplin, you can imagine, he was at the airport - to meet us. He was extremely beautiful. Wonderful white hair, very blue eyes. People always think he had dark eyes; but, they weren't. And beautiful, expressive hands. From that moment on I was not frightened of him. And we worked everyday and, then, we went to a costumers. That was ...
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One of the better offerings in this series...
22 February 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

When Warner Brothers released DVDs of Charlie Chaplin's full-length films, they did a great job. First, the prints were amazingly crisp and clean. Second, they were chock full of many wonderful extras. One of the extras included in each of the films was a "Chaplin Today" short film. Each was about a specific full-length film and featured a modern director who would give their insights into the movie during the final portion of the short. Apparently, this was made for European TV some time ago.

Of the six or seven films in this series, this is among the best. Part of it is because Bernardo Bertolucci's comments were more relevant than those of some of the other directors. Also, the insights into "Limelight" were very interesting and helped to show how the film was a close parallel to the life of Chaplin off screen. Well worth seeing and well made.


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