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"A steak and kidney pie, influenza and a cablegram. There is the triple alliance that is responsible fo the whole thing." These are the first lines of Charlie Chaplin's personal memoir of his visit to Europe. Discover how this triple alliance helps him decide to play hookey after seven years in Hollywood and travel with him to Great Britian, Germany and France. After readi...more
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Chris
The story of Chaplin describing his trip to Europe is very eye-opening because it shows just what his thought-process is really like. Many individuals would claim that a comedian sees the world for what it is, but most don't realize that in order to be funny, they must see the world for what is really is, in order to make fun of it.

Charlie Chaplin's introspection was a lot deeper than expected in this book. I originally took him as a man who took life for what it is and enjoyed it. He did that a...more
Laura
Apr 01, 2013 Laura marked it as to-read
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Nicola
Dieses Buch kann man sich kostenlos und legal bei Project Gutenberg herunterladen.

Großartig! Ich bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich nicht besser hätte 5 Sterne vergeben sollen, aber 4 Sterne werden dem Buch auf jeden Fall gerecht. Gäbe es Project Gutenberg nicht, hätte ich wahrscheinlich nie herausgefunden, dass dieses Buch überhaupt existiert. Und es ist wundervoll! Ich weiß nicht, wie viel in dem Chaplin in dem Buch beschönigt hat (wie weit seine Selbstzensur geht, wie sehr er sich in einem bestimmt...more
Diana
O livro é lindo.

O Charlie Chaplin mostra-se tão humano e expressa tantas emoções e pensamentos que é quase possível esquecer a figura engraçada do homem conhecido pelo seu chapéu, bigode, bengala e sapatos. Interroga-se sobre o que se passa à sua volta e quem são as pessoas que o rodeiam com uma ligeireza educada e sempre com o maior respeito e admiração, raramente as julgando. Olha para os principais problemas da sociedade (bastante actuais mesmo 100 anos mais tarde), reconhecendo-os e admitind...more
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Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comedian actor and film director. Chaplin became one of the most famous actors as well as a notable filmmaker, composer and musician in the early to mid Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. He was famous also for his great sense of humor and slapstick comedy skills.
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“Seriamos grandes amigos se ele não fosse um advogado e tenho a certeza de que deve haver momentos em que é uma companhia maravilhosa. Talvez o despeça para depois nos conhecermos melhor.” 2 likes
“Não consigo dormir esta noite. Encontro-me perante algo novo, algo pleno de expectativas. O futuro imediato é demasiado tentador para poder dormir.” 2 likes
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