All posts tagged: Charlie Chaplin

Six Reels of Joy

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*In Rojava, an autonomous Kurdish enclave in Northern Syria, an old-fashioned cinema with red velvet seats and golden drapes is filled with children that have never seen a movie before. It turns out to be a silent film: Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. I can only imagine how wonderful it must have been for those kids to see this film on the big screen. Not just because they live in a dangerous world, but because Chaplin’s […]

So much to say in a silent movie kind of way

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Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. For the first time I see his face in real closeup, every feature capable of expressing an endless variety of emotions. Fluidly we see compassion and confusion; fear and indignity, happiness and melancholy drift across his face like patches of sunlight over a busy city square; buzzing with people, street vendors,┬ámopeds and crusty pigeons. His famous mustache dances daintily and his eyebrows lead a life of their own. He has […]