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Chaplin in the sound era : an analysis of the seven talkies

Author: Eric L Flom
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1997.
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Charles Chaplin's sound films have often been overlooked by historians, despite the fact that in these films the essential character of Chaplin more overtly asserted itself in his screen images than in his earlier silent work. Each of Chaplin's seven sound films--City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), The Great Dictator (1940), Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Limelight (1952), A King in New York (1957), and A Countess  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Flom, Eric L., 1968-
Chaplin in the sound era.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1997
(DLC) 96029890
(OCoLC)36103810
Named Person: Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric L Flom
ISBN: 9781476607986 1476607982
OCLC Number: 606135106
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 322 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; 1. Prologue; The Boyhood; The English Stage; Those Moving Pictures; Essanay and Mutual; First National; United Artists; Chaplin's Development as a Film Artist; 2. City Lights; The Emergence of Sound Technology; Conceiving City Lights; The Narrative of City Lights; The Resistance to Sound; Continuing the Chaplin Tradition; City Lights as Social Commentary; Response to City Lights; 3. Modern Times; His Trip Abroad; Analysis of His Trip; The Return; The Narrative of Modern Times; The Second Battle with Sound. Socio-Political Aspects of Modern TimesThe Tramp and the Gamin; Response to Modern Times; 4. The Great Dictator; Napoleon, Scarlet and Hitler; The Narrative of The Great Dictator; The Great Satire; The Barber and the Tramp; The Great Dictator as Propaganda; The Speech; Response to The Great Dictator; 5. Monsieur Verdoux; Joan Barry; The Courts; The Aftermath; Landru; The Narrative of Monsieur Verdoux; Casting and Production; Chaplin's Darker Side; Chaplin as the Real Henri Verdoux; Promotion & Response to Monsieur Verdoux; 6. Limelight; The Attempted Turnaround; Footlights. The Narrative of LimelightLife Through the Lens; A Return to Older Themes; Promotion & Response to Limelight; 7. A King in New York; Closing the Door; The Ex-King Comes Home to Europe; The Narrative of A King in New York; Satirizing the United States; Response to A King in New York; 8. A Countess from Hong Kong; The Books and Critical Reassessment; The Return to Filmmaking; The Narrative of A Countess from Hong Kong; Shooting A Countess from Hong Kong; The Failure; Response to A Countess from Hong Kong; 9. Epilogue; The Reconciliation; The Limelight; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: by Eric L. Flom.

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Charles Chaplin is commonly remembered as a silent film comedian. This title covers each of Chaplin's seven sound films - "City Lights" (1931), "Modern Times" (1936), "The Great Dictator" (1940),  Read more...

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