Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

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Released 2003

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Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin

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Director:
Richard Schickel
Released:
2003
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An icon of early 20th-century cinema, silent film legend Charlie Chaplin is the subject of this expansive documentary. Featuring narration by Sydney Pollack, the production takes a chronological look at Chaplin's life and work, notably moving from his earliest screen appearances, to the creation of his famous Little Tramp character, to his beloved feature films of the 1920s and '30s. Also included are interviews with members of Chaplin's family and a number of his celebrity admirers.

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  • 91

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The nature of silent comedy was to elevate its heroes into myths, but after ''Charlie'' I can't wait to see Chaplin's movies again, this time to glimpse the man on the other side o...

  • 90

    Variety David Stratton

    A throughly researched and extremely informative survey of the life and work of one of the great figures of world cinema, Richard Schickel's Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Ch...

  • 80

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    Very much a writer's film: Mr. Schickel's elegant, occasionally knotty prose, read by Sidney Pollack, offers a clear, nuanced interpretation of the artist's work in relation to his...

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