Thursday, December 30, 2004

In lieu of news, here's Charlie's "official boutique". It's a rather robust site featuring his movies (of course), music, bio, books and more.(Too bad that so few of the live performances mentioned are in the U.S.)

Monday, December 27, 2004

Time: Charlie Chaplin

Flashback: In 1998, Time magazine named Charlie Chaplin one of the 100 most-important people of the 20th century:

The endearing figure of his Little Tramp was instantly recognizable around the globe and brought laughter to millions. Still is. Still does.

Sunday, December 26, 2004

W.C. Fields on Chaplin

Columnist Pat MacAdam in the Ottawa Sun quotes W.C. Fields on Charlie Chaplin: "He's the best ballet dancer that ever lived and if I get a good chance I'll kill him with my bare hands." (Coincidentally, Fields also died on Christmas day, many years earlier.)

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Remembering Chaplin

Today is the 27th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's death. View Chaplin's Wikipedia entry here.

Yadav influenced by Chaplin

Actor Rajpal Yadav: "The actor who has influenced me most is Charlie Chaplin. You learn about the harsh realities of life by watching his films." Read the full story at Screen India.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Chaplin's FBI file

Worth a mention is this not-so-new site, which features Charlie Chaplin's FBI file. All 2,063 pages of it.

IMDB: Charlie Chaplin

IMDB (Internet Movie Database) has long been one of my favorite sites. The Charlie Chaplin page has an extensive filmography of his work as actor, director, producer, writer, editor and composer.

America's real magic kingdom

Book review. See Chaplin reference in fourth paragraph. Read full story here.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Chaplin finds Welsh family roots

Charlie Chaplin's daughter has spoken of her family roots in Swansea while filming a new version of Heidi in south west Wales. Read the full story.

Chow said to revere Chaplin

Comic actor and director Stephen Chow says his biggest influence was Charlie Chaplin, a newspaper reported Sunday. Read the full story.

Charlie Chaplin's cane sells for $91,800

A bamboo cane that Charlie Chaplin used in the classic 1930s spoof "Modern Times" sold for US$91,800 at a sale of movie memorabilia. Read the full story at China Daily.