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by charliechaplinfan
January 24th, 2008, 5:55 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

There is a documentary available about Buster Keaton called A Hard Act To Follow by Kevin Brownlow. It is great and can be rented in the UK off any of the postal services or bought on Amazon. This featues pictures/footage of the waterfall reconstructed at the Keaton Studios so that the stunt could b...
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 4:59 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Mills, over a dozen classic British movies
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

He lived to a grand old age too.

I agree those two films with Hayley plus The Family way are a must.
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 4:57 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

I've just finished reading his book, it's brilliant. I saw his show in Manchester he showed Safety Last and the opening sequence of The Circus amongst other clips. He was fair to all comedians.

Is there any ending to a film better than the ending of City Lights?
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 3:52 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: John Mills, over a dozen classic British movies
Replies: 15
Views: 2632

I love old movies, my hisband tolerates them but he likes John Mills. Our favorites are Hobson's Choice, Ice Cold In Alex, This Happy Breed, The Family Way and Ryan's Daughter. A very versatile actor :)
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 3:49 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

i'm a fellow Brit, I'll go and look for some of your posts, I should at least know some of the names :)
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 3:13 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

I think Claire Bloom was chosen because of her resemblance to Oona. How Charlie talks about Oona in his autobiography is so touching. A man very much in love with his wife.

My favorite scores are from The Kid and Limelight too.
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 1:48 pm
Forum: The People of Film
Topic: Charlie Chaplin the screens greatest genius
Replies: 15
Views: 2040

I completely agree with you about Chaplin. A genius. I can never pick a favorite film, there are too many for me. Here are the cream in my estimation THE IMMIGRANT EASY STREET THE ADVENTURER BEHIND THE SCREEN THE PAWN SHOP A DOGS LIFE PAYDAY THE IDLE CLASS THE PILGRIM THE KID THE GOLD RUSH-SILENT VE...
by charliechaplinfan
January 23rd, 2008, 1:39 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309636

Yesterday I got chance to see Little Annie Rooney for the first time. Mary plays the tomboy so well at 33, she's delighful in the fight scenes, making mischief with such gusto. As a homemaker looking after her policeman father and brother she shows the care and attention that little girls show when ...
by charliechaplinfan
January 22nd, 2008, 7:33 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Silent Laughs: Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd?
Replies: 32
Views: 8921

It's so frustrating to be able to read about these comedians and not be able to find any of their work. Thankfully Charley Chase's comedies have been released by Kino, Langdon's getting more released, I have watched The Arbuckle and Keaton films too. I recently attended an event run by Paul Merton c...
by charliechaplinfan
January 22nd, 2008, 7:18 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Christmas Books
Replies: 5
Views: 11012

Hi, sorry I missed this post before, I'm still getting used to finding my way around the forum. I'm from Lancashire in the North West of England. I would have thought the biggest difference would be the climate. He's welcome to contact me via the forum.
by charliechaplinfan
January 21st, 2008, 3:43 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309636

One film I'd absolutely love to see. Recently I've watched Master Of The House by Dreyer. A fabulous film about a woman who is working herself to death looking after her family and a husband who is king of his house and goes out of his way to make life more difficult for her. The wife is whisked awa...
by charliechaplinfan
January 21st, 2008, 2:10 pm
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309636

I agree Man's Castle is an absolute gem. I think it is one of Spencer Tracy's best performances.
by charliechaplinfan
January 21st, 2008, 11:05 am
Forum: Silents & PreCodes
Topic: WHAT SILENTS & PRE-CODES HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 3709
Views: 309636

I've just had my first chance to see William Haines, the film was Show People a film I'd wanted to see for so long. I love Marion Davies in this and The Patsy. William Haines gave a very good performance too. Is this his usual character in all of his films?
by charliechaplinfan
January 20th, 2008, 10:15 am
Forum: Classic Film Literature
Topic: Chaplin's autobiography?
Replies: 10
Views: 13289

:D I've just finished reading Charles Chaplin's autobiography. It is a fascinating read, it gives an insight in to the mind of the man behind the Tramp. He's very fond of using long words. Pola Negri says that when she was dating him he would read a dictionary every day to pick up five new words. I ...
by charliechaplinfan
January 20th, 2008, 9:59 am
Forum: Musicals
Topic: Favorites - another list
Replies: 28
Views: 6467

Although a big fan of Mr Chaplin and silent comedy, I simply love musicals. 1 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - not only the best musical and one of the happiest films ever made but possibly the best film ever made. I simply can't take my eyes off this film, especially the Broadway Ballet 2 GIGI - Romantic and ...

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