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Chaplin: Genius Of The Cinema

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Charlie Chaplin was the first international cinema star and one of the greatest comic geniuses the world has known. Drawing on research and interviews with those who knew Chaplin, Jeffrey Vance presents an illustrated account which captures Chaplin's fascinating life as well as his creative process. Vance describes in detail the atmosphere on Chaplin's film sets and his re ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Harry N. Abrams (first published October 1st 2003)
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Tina
Aug 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Many biographers have tackled the complex life & career of Charlie Chaplin, himself included. I have read many of them, including his autobiography. This one stands out in great care in being thoughtful & tasteful. An honest and penetrating pondering of his films, which very much drew inspiration from, and was tightly bound with Chaplin in his personal life as well. Thankfully, there is neither gushing nor smart-ass critiquing for the sake of distasteful, sensationalist argument here. Th ...more
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Jun 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
oh, okI think I get charlie chaplin now...
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There is alot here to see & read about on the greatest genius of film ever,Mr. Charlie Chaplin!
I read this back in 2011 while working a night shift & around the same time,i found the "Chaplin At Keystone: An International Collaboration of 34 Original Films" DVD set and it just blew me away!
I had access to both this book & the DVD set from the library,but someday i would love to own both, because they have such a well put together charm to them...just fascinating & spellbinding!
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Jeffrey Vance is an American film historian, producer, archivist, and lecturer, as well as the author of the acclaimed volumes "Douglas Fairbanks" (UC Press/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2008), "Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema" (Harry N. Abrams, 2003), "Harold Lloyd: Master Comedian" (Harry N. Abrams, 2002), and "Buster Keaton Remembered" (Harry N. Abrams, 2001). His most recent book ...more