Charlie Chaplin's shorts...

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Charlie Chaplin's shorts...

Postby groom daniel » Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:47 am

...are really @#%$ great.

Chaplin was a genius, but his shorts from 1917 may have convinced me that he was the greatest director America ever produced. Not only that, but they're like nothing I've ever seen from Chaplin -- domestic violence, drug abuse, attempted rape, vaudeville humour -- unreal compared to something like City Lights.
groom daniel

Re: Charlie Chaplin's shorts...

Postby wpqx » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:28 pm

Funny Chaplin was British.

Can't say I was a particularly huge fan of his short films, but I've only seen maybe a dozen or so. Any particular recommendations?

Re: Charlie Chaplin's shorts...

Postby A » Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:56 pm

I've only seen about 12 of his shorts, almost all before 1916, and (only) two were great:
The Count (1916)
The Vagabond (1916)
Besides his longer work, Shoulder Arms! (1918) is phenomenal, but I don't consider it a short, but a full length film.

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