Charlie Chaplin

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West A&M University Symphony Orchestra performs score to Charlie Chaplin film

The West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra presented Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” in live cinema at Rudder High School on Friday night with more than 100 attendees in the school’s performing arts center. The film was featured on a large screen with the orchestra playing the...
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Tobey Maguire to play Charlie Chaplin in ‘Babylon’

Tobey Maguire has been cast to play Charlie Chaplin in director Damien Chazelle’s next film, Babylon. The actor, who was previously attached to the film in an unknown role and as an executive producer, was revealed to be playing the silent film icon during a presentation at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Thursday (April 28).

Sam Raimi Says He’s Open To ‘Spider-Man 4’ As Tobey Maguire Cast As Charlie Chaplin In ‘Babylon’

After giving us his original “Spider-Man” trilogy, it’s exciting for many comic book movie fans that director Sam Raimi‘s finally returning to the world of Marvel Comics Raimi is in the director’s chair for the upcoming “Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness” allowing him to play the biggest sandbox in modern cinema, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And while that film is starting to bubble with anticipation and is only a few short weeks away, Raimi isn’t closing the door on more Marvel, more specifically, his old Spider-Man character.

Maneskin Covers Britney Spears, Iggy Pop and Charlie Chaplin at Coachella

The Italian band Måneskin made its name in the U.S. with a crafty cover, of the Four Seasons’ “Beggin,'” and there were more where that came from during the band’s set Sunday night at Coachella: The group went to both ends of the pop/punk scale and memorably covered Britney Spears’ “Womanizer,” followed by Iggy Pop and the Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”

Pet Pals: Charlie Chaplin has had a rough two years

Here's your chance to help this sweet "little tramp" get a good home. He's waiting at the Humane Society of Central Oregon. I know this article is about Charlie the cat but I couldn;t resist. Did you know the U.S. government harassed and forced Charlie Chaplin out of the his...

The Real Charlie Chaplin review – a gripping study of a complex superstar

From his impoverished alter ego to the many silenced women in his life, the real Chaplin continues to prove elusive – even in his own words – in this inventive documentary. Opening the Gotham hotel press conference for Monsieur Verdoux in 1947, Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) told journalists to “proceed with the butchery”. I’d read that comment before, but in this expansive documentary the original audiotape is dramatised in the verbatim theatre style of Clio Barnard’s The Arbor, enabling us to see and hear it – sort of. As with their wonderful previous work Notes on Blindness (2016), co-directors James Spinney and Peter Middleton make adventurous use of lip-synced recreations, bringing old audio recordings to new cinematic life as they wrestle with the contradictory spectre of one of cinema’s true pioneers.
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Film Review: The Real Charlie Chaplin

The famous story about Charlie Chaplin entering a lookalike contest for himself and then losing is an amusing, possibly apocryphal biographical tidbit. In the hands of documentarians Peter Middleton and James Spinney, it becomes the core myth of the silent era’s greatest clown: that no one could ever know really know the person behind the performance.

The Real Charlie Chaplin review: New documentary never delivers on the promise of its title

Dir: Peter Middleton, James Spinney. 12, 114 minutes. Is The Real Charlie Chaplin guilty of false advertising? Its title promises an excavation – it’s no secret that Chaplin was a complex man; a victim of anti-communist hysteria who also acted abusively towards women and preyed on teenage girls. But it’s hard to tell whether directors Peter Middleton and James Spinney are truly being honest about the impossibility of squaring up his problematic side with the rousing, everyman innocence of the Chaplin we see on screen.Narrated in soothing tones by Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie, The Real Charlie Chaplin is more...