The essential Chaplin : perspectives on the life and art of the great comedian (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The essential Chaplin : perspectives on the life and art of the great comedian Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The essential Chaplin : perspectives on the life and art of the great comedian

Author: Richard Schickel
Publisher: Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Presents essays on the life and accomplishments of the filmmaker, discussing the impact of his early life of poverty on the recurring themes of his films, the evolution and refinement of his movie-making techniques, and his final recognition as a comic genius.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Essential Chaplin.
Chicago : I.R. Dee, 2006
(OCoLC)607859525
Named Person: Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin; Charlie Chaplin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Schickel
ISBN: 9781566636827 1566636825 9781566637015 1566637015
OCLC Number: 62738613
Description: 315 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Tramp transformed --
pt. 1. Five overviews. --
The most harmonious comedian / Andrew Sarris --
The demon tramp / David Thomson --
Charlie Chaplin's film heroines / Stephen M. Weissman --
The art of Charlie Chaplin / Elie Faure --
Charlie Chaplin / André Bazin --
pt. 2. In the beginning. --
The art of Charles Chaplin / Minnie Maddern Fiske --
The Tramp / Gilbert Adair --
"I am here to-day" / Gilbert Seldes --
Fame / Alistair Cooke --
pt. 3. The early features. --
The Kid / Francis Hackett --
The Pilgrim / Robert E. Sherwood --
"Dear Mr. Chaplin" / Stark Young --
On "A Woman of Paris" / Penelope Gilliatt --
The new Chaplin comedy / Edmund Wilson --
Dorado Eldorado / G. Cabrera Infante --
The Circus / Stark Young --
The Circus / Stanley Kauffmann --
Charlie: as ever was / Alexander Woollcott --
The Chaplin buncombe / George Jean Nathan --
pt. 4. A mid-life crisis. --
Everybody's language / Winston Churchill --
Chaplin at mid-passage / Max Eastman --
Charlie Chaplin / Brooks Atkinson --
pt. 5. The late features. --
Modern times / Graham Greene --
Hallelujah, bum again / Otis Ferguson --
The Great Dictator / Dilys Powell --
Less time for comedy / Otis Ferguson --
Monsieur Verdoux / James Agee --
Monsieur Verdoux / Dwight MacDonald --
Monsieur Verdoux / Andrew Sarris --
Chaplin times two / Theodor W. Adorno --
A feeling of sad dignity / Robert Warshow --
The lineage of Limelight / Walter Kerr --
pt. 6. In conclusion. --
After the Gold Rush: Chaplin at one hundred / J. Hoberman.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Richard Schickel.
More information:

Abstract:

Presents essays on the life and accomplishments of the filmmaker, discussing the impact of his early life of poverty on the recurring themes of his films, the evolution and refinement of his movie-making techniques, and his final recognition as a comic genius.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

The Essential Chaplin stresses the significance of Charlie's oeuvre and directs the audience to its most hilarious films. * The Wall Street Journal * A wonderfully put-together overview of Chaplin's Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.