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Charlie Chaplin: The Art of Comedy ((New Horizons) Paperback – 22 Apr 1996

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd (22 April 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500300631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500300633
  • Package Dimensions: 17.2 x 12.4 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Of the many books about Charlie Chaplin (1889--1977), among them the Tramp's own charming but evasive 1964 autobiography, this magisterial volume does by far the best job of detailing and analysing his genius as a filmmaker. Chaplin's widow allowed David Robinson to examine their personal archives in Switzerland, and he makes good use of this access in his meticulous descriptions of the movies that created the legend, including City Lights and Modern Times. Robinson is less interested in Chaplin's tumultuous personal life, skating rather lightly over the lawsuits and scandals that plagued his later years in the United States. No matter: Chaplin-lovers will find their understanding of his films enhanced; those unfamiliar with his artistry will learn why an actor-director whose greatest work was done before 1940 remains a key figure in the history of motion pictures. --Christine Buttery

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Charlie Chaplin is well known for his films, but little is known about his private life. This biography tells of his childhood in the London music halls, his stardom in silent film, his work as writer, director and producer, and his often troubled private life.


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