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Magnificent, good on yer Chaz !!,
This review is from: Charlie Chaplin: The Gold Rush [DVD] (DVD)
Of course your average, everyday 'Joe-Public' knows of Charlie Chaplin. But sadly it seems that a relatively small percentage of those people really appreciate his work. Before I bought this DVD I was one of that small percentage. I bought it, basically on the off chance after watching Richard Attenborough's excellent film about Chaplin, so finely played by Robert Downey Jr. I wondered what made Chaplin so revered around the world, why he was and still is so critically acclaimed. How can you tell such a great story? A story that deals with social, personal and political issues, that warms the heart, brings tears to your eyes and makes you laugh until it hurts, produced with no sound, no colour and the most basic technology?. Simple....you have to be Chaplin. There were other good performers around at the time like Keaton, Langdon and Lloyd. But Charlie was the world's first true Hollywood superstar.
It's a crime for any so-called film fan not to have at least one of Chaplin's masterpieces in their collection.
The Gold Rush was Chaplin's own favourite, and mine.