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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

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.

Chaplin Shorts in MK2 Cinemas in France

To celebrate the centennial of the iconic Little Tramp, MK2 cinemas in France are screening a selection of eight Charlie Chaplin shorts, from the 24th of September to the 5th of November. Tickets are only 4€ for everyone!


  • A Dog’s Life
  • A Day’s Pleasure
  • Shoulder Arms
  • The Idle Class
  • The Pilgrim
  • Kid Auto Races at Venice
  • Sunnyside
  • Pay Day

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Collectable Chaplin DVDs with Le Soir

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To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth and the centennial of the iconic Little Tramp, the Belgian magazine Le Soir is releasing a collection of 10 DVDs/booklets of his most famous films. The DVDs are available on Thursdays with Le Soir newspaper.

Each booklet will feature an interview with a well-known Belgian artist on Chaplin.

For further information, visit the Le Soir website.

Charlie Chaplin at Pordenone!

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The 33rd Pordenone Silent Film Festival will take place from October 4th to October 11th, 2014.

Among many other silent films, several screenings of Chaplin films are scheduled in tribute to the centenary of his iconic Tramp. The closing show of the festival is a live performance of City Lights, with Chaplin’s own score restored by Timothy Brock and conducted by Günter Buchwald. Further tribute to Chaplin will be paid by Ichiro Kataoka, the celebrated Japanese benshi, who will perform with four Chaplin Keystone shorts - a recognition both of Chaplin’s universality and the versatility required of the traditional Japanese film ‘explainer’.

For full festival information, visit the Pordenone Silent Film Festival website.