“Old Is Gold”
We definitely love Charlie Chaplin for his incredible soundless acting and for his milestones comedy movies.
He began performing on stage at the age of 14 after his mum has been sent to a mental asylum for illness. Chaplin’s childhood in London was one of paucity and adversity. As his father was absent and his mother struggled fiscally, he was sent to a workhouse twice before the age of nine.
In 1914, Mr. Chaplin tracks for the film industry and began to appear for KEYSTONE STUDIOS.
He rapidly created his own identity and formed a large fan support. On directing his own films from an early juncture and continues to sharpen up his ability as he moved to the Essanay, Mutual, and First National corporations. By 1918, he became one of the best-known figures in the world of film industry.
He was not just a director but also an actor, composer, screenwriter, producer, and editor. His versatility was known by everyone after watching those movies.
Let us peek into some sir Chaplin’s milestone movies.
1. The Kid- 1921
American soundless comedy-drama film written by, produced by, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, and features Jackie Coogan as his adopted son and subordinate. This movie was special for perpetuation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” pioneering in its amalgamation of comedic and dramatic elements, The Kid is widely considered one of the furthermost films of the soundless era.
2. The Great Dictator
In 1940 American political lampoon comedy-drama film which was written, directed, produced, scored by and features Charlie Chaplin, following the convention of many of his other films. Having been the only Hollywood film-maker to persist in making soundless films well into the epoch of resonance films, this was Chaplin’s first spot on Hum film.
3. The Modern Times- 1936
The jesting film was written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic modest vagabond character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. The film is an observation of the anxious employment and financial conditions many people faced during the Great gloominess, conditions created, in Chaplin’s view, by the efficiencies of modern industrialization. The movie stars Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Bergman, Tiny Sandford and Chester Conklin.
4. City lights-1931
American pre-Code unspoken idealistic comedy film written, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin. The story follows the misadventures of Chaplin’s vagrant as he falls in love with a blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) and develops a disordered friendship with an intoxicating millionaire (Harry Myers).
5. The circus- 1928
The noiseless film was written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Chaplin, Al Ernest Garcia, Merna Kennedy, Harry Crocker, George Davis and Henry Bergman. The ringmaster of an insolvent circus hires Chaplin’s modest vagrant as a jester but discovers that he can only be funny not on a rationale.
There are many more milestone movies like By the Sea, Limelight, Monsieur Verdoux, A Woman in Paris, The Goldrush etc. in which you can’t move your eyes while watching these movies.Tags: Hollywood