My name is Charles Spencer Chaplin but everyone calls me Charlie. I was born in London, England, on April 16th 1889. My father was a versatile vocalist and actor; and my mother was an actress and singer. When I was just 10 years old, I had to fend for my younger brother, Sydney, and myself as my father unexpectedly passed and my mother caught a sudden illness. As the best opportunity for a career, I took to the stage and made my debut as a member of a juvenile group called “The Eight Lancashire Lads”. I was always one of the favorites due to my talents as a tap dancer. When I was 12, I got my first chance to act in “Sherlock Holmes” as “Billy” the pageboy. Once that died down, I decided to become a comedian and that really took off. It eventually brought me to The United States in 1910 when I preformed with Fred Karno Repertoire Company. Later, in 1912, I was offered a motion picture contract since I was such a huge hit with the Americans. As I became more well known in the United States, other producing companies took interest in me and I got a new job with the Essanay Company. My brother decided to come to the U.S from England and take my spot with the Fred Karno Company. Once my contract expired in 1917, I decided to become an independent actor and build my own studio right in the heart of Hollywood. My next production was of a comedy dealing with the war called “Shoulder Arms” which was released in 1918. I followed up with “Sunnyside” and “A Day’s Pleasure” in 1919. In
Focusing on at least three films of one comedian only, (Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Harold Lloyd) identify and analyse the specific elements which generate its humour
* Paulus, T.…
English IV / Period. 3
May 2, 2014
During the 1900’s most films had no sound or dialogues, but there was Charlie Chaplin. Although his films were black and white, he put a lot of joy and color into everyone’s life. Charlie Chaplin was a man who had struggles throughout his life, but made millions of people put a smile on their face. Chaplin is one of the greatest of all silent film starts of comedies.…
Chaplin: “The Great Dictator”
Since the day I received this assignment a very important speech in American history came to mind. This speech is a little more abstract than most people’s first idea to write about a speech made by a famous coach or politician, my speech came from one of the most inspirational movie monologues of all time, Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in “The Great Dictator.” Most movie buffs like me are, if nothing else, at least familiar with Charlie Chaplin’s work.…
How Charlie Chaplin shaped the life in 1920s
a. Even at 18, he was the most successful comedian throughout the nation.
b. Chaplin introduced comedy to the nation, while it has no entertainment other than
speeches and music.
c. In 1921, Chaplin released
. And with instant success, by 1924, the movie
was aired in more than 50 countries and influenced the world about poverty.
d. In 1928,
was released and quickly became another big hit for Chaplin.…
Charles Spencer Chaplin was born in London, England, on April 16th 1889. His father was a vocalist and actor; and his mother was an actress and singer. Charlie inherited natural talents from his parents. Charlie made his professional appearance as a member of "The Eight Lancashire Lads.”
Chaplin was twelve when he got his first chance to act in a real stage show, and played as "Billy" the page boy in “Sherlock Holmes". Soon after Charlie started a career as a comedian in vaudeville.…
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“It’s so beautiful”
What is beauty? If you think it’s just the girls on the cover girl commercials or maxim
magazines, you couldn’t be more wrong. The Merriam-Webster definition would say “the quality
present in a thing or person that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind,
whether arising from sensory manifestations.” Often a shape, a sound, maybe a person. I
believe everything has a…
In ‘Modern Times’ by Charlie Chaplin, comedy is used as a smart way to express the feeling that the working class people had in their daily basis. My objective with this essay is to express how comedy in Chaplin’s movie is used as criticism to the society.
When Chaplin produced this movie, it wasn’t well accepted in the society. Observing the movie, it is possible to understand many hidden messages not only related to politics, but also with the atmosphere felt by the common population.…
Both characters, Hynkel (“The Great Dictator”) and the
Jewish Barber were played by Chaplin. I think the fact that Hynkel resembles Hitler is
important to the film highlighting how ridiculous dictatorship is. I think that Chaplin is trying to
depict how normal people such as himself were being targeted and can stand up against
injustice no matter the circumstance i believe the jewish barber seemingly a reflection of
In Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times, “The Little Tramp” symbolizes the simple human values that are threatened by industrialism — leisure, self-reliance, and compassion.
The revised example is simply the [slightly edited] last sentence of the original wordy and vague paragraph. This…
Actors of the 1920s
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Charles Spencer Chaplin aka Charlie Chaplin rose to fame in the silent era
as a comedic actor he later became an independent producer, composer and
filmmaker . He was born in walworth united kingdom on april sixteenth 1889
and died in corsier sur vevey switzerland on December 25th 1977.…