Mike Leigh, Michel Hazanavicius & Bérénice Bejo Discuss Chaplin's Tramp

One of contemporary Britain's most renowned directors, Mike Leigh, discusses Chaplin with British film historian, television documentary-maker, filmmaker, author, and film editor, Kevin Brownlow, on June 27, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Celebration:

In the video below, French director Michel Hazanavicius, whose 2011 film The Artist won five Academy Awards, and the film's leading actress, Bérénice Bejo, discuss Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp character on June 28, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Conference in Bologna (video in French):

Click here to see our previous post with videos of Alexander Payne and Vincenzo Mollica speaking about the Tramp at the Birth of the Tramp Conference at the Cineteca di Bologna.

Alexander Payne and Vincenzo Mollica Speak about The Tramp

Watch American film director, screenwriter, and producer, Alexander Payne's closing remarks on June 28th, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Celebration, organized by Association Chaplin and the Cineteca di Bologna:

In the next video below, Vincenzo Mollica, Italian journalist and author, speaks about Chaplin and Fellini on Saturday, June 28th, 2014 at the Birth of the Tramp Conference in Bologna (video in Italian):

Australia: Charles Chaplin - Screen Legend

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This October, Foxtel and FOX Classics Australia present Charles Chaplin - Screen Legend, a month-long celebration to commemorate the centenary of Chaplin's first appearance on film as the iconic Little Tramp character.

Over four Sunday afternoons, starting October 5, FOX Classics’ Mr Movies Bill Collins will introduce a selection of Chaplin’s films from the silent era through to the talkies.

“His films make you laugh a lot but they make you cry too. They are an experience in sight and sound with moments you will never forget,” Mr Collins said.

Sunday October 5
Midday - A Dog’s Life
12.35pm - A Day’s Pleasure
1.00pm - The Kid

Sunday October 12
Midday - The Circus
1.15pm - City Lights

Sunday October 19
Midday - Modern Times
1.30pm - The Great Dictator

Sunday October 26
Midday - The Gold Rush
1.15pm - Limelight

Also, on October 5 at 8.30pm, FOX Classics’ Sunday Night at the Movies feature will be director Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin, starring Robert Downey Jr in the title role.

For details, visit the Fox Classics website.

Hollywood Costume Exhibition Goes To Los Angeles!

On view October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015 the exhibition brings together the world's most iconic costumes from the Golden Age of cinema to the present, including Charlie Chaplin's waistcoat, jacket, pants and shoes from The Kid (1921), and a hat and cane from 1919 Tramp costumes.

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in Los Angeles.

Hollywood costume explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling and brings together the world's most iconic costumes from the Golden Age of cinema to the present.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A's exhibition and will include more than 150 costumes.

Hollywood Costume will be accompanied by a full slate of exhibition-related programs including screenings, discussions with costume designers, and educational programs.

For full details, visit http://oscars.org/hc.

A Comedian Sees the World: (Book Release and Screening Event)


A Comedian Sees The World: book release and screening event in partnership with University of Missouri Press and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Tuesday, Oct. 21st at 5:30 pm at Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt Street, Columbia, MO 65201

Charlie Chaplin spent February 1931 through June 1932 touring Europe, during which time he wrote a travel memoir entitled A Comedian Sees the World. Until now, this memoir has never been published as a book in the US. Author Lisa Haven will attend the event, and ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the book at a discounted rate of $25 that night only.

This unique event will also include two beloved short Chaplin films: The Rink (1916, 30 min.) and Easy Street (1917, 24 min.). For event details, visit the Ragtag Cinema website.

Can't attend the event? A Comedian Sees the World is available on the University of Missouri Press website.

New Edition of "Charlot" by Philippe Soupault

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"Charlot was the hero of our times, a universal hero, the man who made the world both laugh and cry.
I merely wanted to record the Little Fellow's story [...]"

Published in French for the first time by Plon in 1931, then in its definitive version in 1957, Philippe Soupault's Charlot has been reissued this year by Gallimard, a hundred years after the creation of Chaplin's iconic Little Fellow.

This story is neither Charlie Chaplin's biography nor a critical analysis of his films, but a biography of the Tramp character. Inspired by Chaplin's films, Philippe Soupault tells his story.

The book is available in French on Amazon.