Based on extensive archival research of Chaplin’s production records, Charles Maland’s “City Lights”:/en/articles/4 offers a careful history of the film’s production and reception, as well as a close examination of the film itself, with special attention to the sources of the final scene’s emotional power.
Charles Maland is Professor of Cinema Studies, American Studies and English at the University of Tennessee.
“About the book”:http://www.bfi.org.uk/booksvideo/books/catalogue/details.php?bookid=624
It will be the first ever opportunity to see all twelve of the restored and remastered Mutuals along with scores composed and conducted by Carl Davis.
These magnificient short films made by Charlie Chaplin for the Mutual Film Company between 1916 and 1917 will be screened at Cadogan Hall just as they were originally shown to the public in the early days of cinema.
Carl Davis’s new scores will be performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Four nights wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 August 2007 7.30 PM
London SW1X 9DQ
Box office: 020 7730 4500
The company Cult Prints in collaboration with the Charlie Chaplin biographer; David Robinson, has obtained exclusive access to a reproduction of a rare image of Charlie Chaplin from c.1920 which will soon be released as a museum-quality, limited edition print.
“Read more about this limited edition Charlie Chaplin print here”:http://www.cultprints.com/editions-chaplin.php
The Chaplin in Pictures exhibition opened in its new venue in Bologna, Italy, on Saturday June 1st. This is the first time that an exhibition has been held in Bologna’s newly restored Sala Borsa, and it was opened with great pomp and circumstance by the Mayor.
Nino Comba has done a wonderful job installing Sam Stourdzé’s exhibition into the gallery running around the main hall. He has also created fun Chaplin boards outside the hall in the Piazza Maggiore, with solar powered lights so they are lit at night.
The Cineteca di Bologna has added to the original exhibition – which now contains photos from the set of A Countess of Hong Kong by Sophia Loren’s photographer Tazio Secchiaroli, a series of original drawings for the set of “The Great Dictator”:/en/articles/13 and a section of audiovisual documents about Chaplin’s reception in Italy, including an interview with Federico Fellini.
A special Chaplin/Bologna tote bag, postcards, posters and books are for sale in the Sala Borsa, including a new Italian version of the exhibition catalogue.