Every existing Charlie Chaplin film, viewed and reviewed in order, from 1914 to 1967. As 2014 was the 100th anniversary of Chaplin’s film debut, it was too good an opportunity to miss. On (or as near to) 100 years after each release, I’ll write about every one of Chaplin’s 82 films (mostly shorts!), starting with Keystone. I may have to speed up towards the end, as I doubt I’ll be around to do A Countess From Hong Kong on its 100th anniversary in 2067!
January 2018 Update: As predicted, I’m speeding up my Chaplin: Film by Film project, otherwise I’ll be 100 years old myself when I get to A Countess From Hong Kong. From January 2018, starting with the 1918 First National releases, I’ll be posting monthly (usually towards the end of the month). That way, I’ll cover the First National films by the end of September 2018. The first 10 months of 2019 will then be dedicated to Chaplin’s feature films, from A Woman of Paris through to A Countess From Hong Kong. Be sure to join the journey, as it all ends in October 2019!
About the Author: Brian J. Robb is a writer and biographer whose books have included a New York Times Best-Selling biography of Leonardo DiCaprio; Steampunk: An Illustrated History (Aurum); Screams & Nightmares (Titan), the definitive book on horror director Wes Craven; and a series of film star and movie director biographies. His book Silent Cinema is published by Kamera, and he also wrote a Pocket Essential on the films of Laurel & Hardy.
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