The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin

Author: Dan Kamin
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810877818
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This excursion into the enchanted comic world of Charlie Chaplin will appeal not just to Chaplin fans but to anyone who loves comedy. Dan Kamin brings a unique insider’s perspective to the subject. An internationally acclaimed comic performing artist himself, he trained Robert Downey, Jr. for his Oscar-nominated portrayal in Chaplin, and created Johnny Depp’s physical comedy scenes in Benny and Joon. The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin: Artistry in Motion reveals the inner workings of Chaplin’s mesmerizing art as never before. Kamin illuminates the comedian's incredibly sophisticated visual comedy in disarmingly direct prose, providing new insights into how Chaplin achieved his legendary rapport with audiences and demonstrating why comedy created nearly a century ago remains fresh today. He then presents provocative new interpretations of each of the comedian’s sound films, showing how Chaplin remained true to his silent comedy roots even as he kept reinventing his art for changing times. The book is lavishly illustrated with many never-before-published images of the comedian.

Die Komik der Chaplin Filme

Author: Christine Schramm
Publisher: Akademische Verlagsgemeinschaft München
ISBN: 3960911963
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Komik und Ästhetik der Chaplin-Filme tragen wesentlich dazu bei, das Kino von einer Freizeitattraktion zu einer Kunstform zu erheben. Indem Chaplin den Slapstick zähmt und der Filmkomödie Tiefgang verleiht, macht er sie zu einem ernstzunehmenden Genre. Mit einem neuen filmwissenschaftlichen Ansatz stellt sich die Autorin der Herausforderung, das Geheimnis um die Komik der Chaplin-Filme zu ergründen. Sie diskutiert ihre Ästhetik an ausgewählten Komiktheorien, wie der von Henri Bergson und Arthur Koestler, zieht Altmeister der Filmtheorie heran, wie Walter Benjamin und Siegfried Kracauer, und beleuchtet den neuesten Stand der Chaplin-Forschung. Vor allem aber lässt sie Charles Chaplin selbst zu Wort kommen. Zahlreiche detailliert beschriebene Szenen aus einer großen Anzahl von Filmen veranschaulichen die Entwicklung der chaplinesken Komik, die bis heute unseren Humor und unseren Blick auf die Welt prägt.

Charlie Chaplin s Red Letter Days

Author: Fred Goodwins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442278099
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This is a behind-the-scenes look at film comedian Charlie Chaplin by an actor in Chaplin's stock company. In 1916 Fred Goodwins wrote more than thirty-five articles for Red Letter magazine that provide fascinating insights about Chaplin at work and play—articles that few have seen since they were written a century ago.

Chaplin

Author: David Robinson
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257607911
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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin jr. war ein britischer Komiker, Schauspieler, Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Komponist und Produzent. Geboren am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, prägte er das Filmschaffen des 20. Jahrhunderts wie kaum ein Zweiter. Als Ikone des Stummfilms bleibt der kleine Mann mit Schnauz und Melone unvergessen. David Robinsons einzigartiges Monumentalwerk wird Chaplins Person und seinem Schaffen mit vielen Details und Hintergrundinformationen gerecht.

Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen

Author: Annette Lust
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882124
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"In 'Bringing the Body to the Stage and Screen, ' Annette Lust provides stage and screen artists with a program of physical and related expressive exercises that can empower their art with more creativity. In this book, Lust provides a general introduction to movement, including definitions and differences between movement on the stage and screen, how to conduct a class or learn on one's own, and choosing a movement style. Throughout the book and in the appendixes, Lust incorporates learning programs that cover the use of basic physical and expressive exercises for the entire body. In addition, she provides original solo and group pantomimes; improvisational exercises; examples of plays, fiction, poetry, and songs that may be interpreted with movement; a list of training centers in America and Europe; and an extensive bibliography and videography."--Publisher description.

Watching Other People Work

Author: Peter Carnahan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479735620
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WATCHING OTHER PEOPLE WORK, volume three of an autobiography by Peter Carnahan, covers the 18-plus years the author worked as Director of the Theatre and Literature Programs of The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This time, from 1972 to 1991, was a period of enormous growth for the arts in Pennsylvania and the nation. Reflecting that growth, the PCA budget grew from $286,000 to $12 million during the period. During the second decade covered by this volume, Carnahan began his next career, as a writer, publishing his first nonfiction book in 1989.

Chaplin

Author: Stephen Weissman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783351027087
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Darstellung von Chaplins Kindheit und Jugend in England und des Einflusses dieser Jahre auf sein Filmschaffen.

Stan

Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644001847
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Ein Greis blickt zurück auf sein Leben. Es beginnt vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg, als ein junger britischer Komiker nach Amerika fährt. Auf der Bühne hat er wenig Glück. Aber dann dreht er in einem Dorf namens Hollywood seinen ersten Film. Wenige Jahre später ist er ein Weltstar, zusammen mit seinem besten Freund. Die beiden werden bis zu Ollies Tod untrennbar sein, danach wird er nie mehr einen Film drehen, sondern bis zuletzt Dialoge für Ollie und sich schreiben. Dieses Leben erzählt Connolly vor der faszinierenden Kulisse der Traumfabrik, die so voller Glanz und Schatten war.

Charlie Chaplin King of Tragedy

Author: Gerith Von Ulm
Publisher: Von Ulm Press
ISBN: 1443729051
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Foreword: CHARLES SPENCER CHAPLIN, film comedian extraordinary and the most widely known figure in the history of motion pictures, holds the distinction of enduring for twenty-five years as the out standing, if somewhat enigmatic, personality of the screen. To retain such universal popularity, in its deeper sense, in an industry gradually but surely taking its place as an integral part of the arts, an industry which all too often raises its favorite to stardom overnight only to hurl him back into oblivion with equal celerity, this achieve ment of Charlie Chaplin s becomes worthy of serious consideration. What manner of man is this who sits securely upon his golden throne of millions poured into his coffers by a world-wide audience? What sort of man can defy any challenge to the universal appeal of a single characterization, who can resist for ten years the more modern medium for expression, the transition of silent films into talking pictures? Surely this sustained hold upon the public taste, the public affection, implies a certain artistry genius, if you will. And there are few to deny that Charlie Chaplin has brought into bold relief the ancient art of pantomime as a portrayal of modern, human life. Chaplin has been the subject of more writing and fewer accurate delineations than most of his contemporaries throughout the years. He has en joyed the paradoxical status of being the man ev erybody knows yet nobody knows. Protected by a self-imposed isolation in his private life, he has had, nevertheless, certain dramatic phases in his life, two marriages and their subsequent dissolu tions, emblazoned on the front pages of American newspapers for weeks and months at a time. And when we reflect upon the adverse publicity to which he was subjected at these times, some of it careless of the truth, it is small wonder that Charles Chaplin is wary of revealing himself to the serious biographer or that he bends over back ward in expurgating any story about himself which is submitted to him for his approval. A true biography of him must, of necessity, be an unauthorized one to survive with any value as an accurate chronicle. Because of this consistent discouragement to biographers, few stories of any length, or what is more important, strength, have been uncovered in this writers search for material pertinent to this book. One, a mild little book written by W. Dodgson Bowman in 1931, makes no effort to trace the pattern of the man behind the artist and succeeds in not tracing it. It can be assumed that the manuscript of this book was either censored by its sub ject or prepared with the wish uppermost in the mind of the writer not to off end. Consequently, it has scant value in depicting the living, vital Chaplin. The most colorful and dramatic, the most re vealing and not always creditable, episodes in the life of the King of Comedy are veiled by meager paragraphs or ignored with an airy sycophancy which destroys the value of the book as a true biography. Another, a magazine serial written in a state of pique by Carl Robinson after his dismissal by Charlie in Algiers in 1931, can be considered only as a slap on the wrist. That Robinson received a goodly sum in advance for & quot; telling all& quot; ( he could not tell it) is not surprising, for revelational accounts of Charlie Chaplin are as rare as blue-and white-checked nightingales laying polka-dot eggs. And Carl Robinson, never in the intimate confidence of his employer, knew him only as well as the average acquaintance could. Throughout eighteen years of Chaplin s twenty- five years on the screen, there has been one employee, one person who actually knows Chaplin, the man. That this employee has little understanding of the complex nature of an artist, takes nothing from the facts.