They showed us how children in Victorian times played and worked. Particularly impressive were the Surrey Square infants school presentations of clog dancing, as Charlie would have danced with the Eight Lancashire Lads, and playing the spoons to a selection of popular music hall songs of the time.
Children from St Peter’s School Walworth enacted Charlie and Sydney’s childhood, including time at the workhouse, with panache. One child quoted from My Autobiography beautifully and brought tears to the eyes. Crampton School played out scenes from a Victorian childhood, reminding us that even in the direst poverty, white starched clothes were the norm. Their enactment of the workhouse showed how frightening it must have been for Charlie and Sydney.
Kids from Surrey School Junior School worked with “Tom Cross”:http://www.tomcrossanimation.com on a wonderful animated film, Charlie Chaplin meets the Kung Fu Cat.
We hope this will soon be available for you to see on “Tom’s website”:http://www.tomcrossanimation.com
St John’s Primary ended their great silent film on stage show with a rendition of Smile that had the whole theatre, local mayors, MP and parents alike, singing with them.
Sadly the theatre was not big enough for all the children to see each others acts and they had to wait patiently outside.
Hopefully, if this project is renewed, a larger venue could be found.
Jack McInroy, from the staff of St Peter’s School and huge Chaplin fan, dressed up as Charlie and amused the audience during the stage changes.
Research at the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center for children found that when children watched classic humorous films and tv shows - the works of Mr. Chaplin included among them - they were able to withstand a painful medical procedure longer and with less stress and trauma.
This has huge implications for children and adults who cope with chronic painful illnesses.
Here are “the published findings”:http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/nem097v1
“Read the full article”:http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nem097?ijkey=vQVXkCN8QhDjDQe&keytype=ref%20
You can also purchase from “Rx Laughter’s website”:http://www.rxlaughter.org/t_news.htm#rxcard Chaplin postcards “Thinking of you” and learn more about the foundation its role and how to support it.
“Screening”:http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=68983, Los Angeles, CA Academy to Visit “Modern Times” with “Techno Chaplin”
Beverly Hills, CA - A screening of a digitally restored 35mm print of Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” (1936) and an examination of rare behind-the-scenes photographs that reveal the techniques used in creating the film’s special effects will be featured in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Techno Chaplin” program hosted by visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and silent film author John Bengtson: On Thursday, July 24, at 8 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
Screening in New York at The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
Between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497
Monday, July 14, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 6:00 p.m.
“Film Screenings & Events”:http://www.moma.org/calendar/film_screenings.php
Shanghaied Lovers. 1924. USA. Roy Del Ruth. Approx. 16 min. The Floorwalker. 1916. USA. Charles Chaplin. Approx. 24 min.
With piano accompaniment by Ben Model
In the Film exhibition Dalí Laughs
In conjunction with the exhibition Dalí: Painting and Film
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