Charlie: The Life and Art of Charles Chaplin Poster

Release Date: July 20th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary
An icon of early 20th-century cinema, silent film legend Charlie Chaplin is the subject of this expansive documentary. Featuring narration by Sydney Pollack, the production takes a chronological look at Chaplin's life and work, notably moving from his earliest screen appearances, to the creation of his famous Little Tramp character, to his beloved feature films of the 1920s and '30s. Also included are interviews with members of Chaplin's family and a number of his celebrity admirers.

Cast: Sydney Pollack

Director: Richard Schickel

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Amusing, Rise, Son, Daughter, Creative, England, 1940s, 1930s

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Schickel's documentary, narrated by Sydney Pollack, breaks no new ground stylistically, but it is a well-organized, informative and inevitably entertaining portrait of the man who revolutionized screen comedy and who arguably became the first mass-market, commercialized media figure. show more

  • More than a celebration of Chaplin's art; it is a thorough examination of what made this gifted artist, the world's first true celebrity, tick. show more

  • Presents a refreshing appreciation of Chaplin's work in the context of comedy, political and social satire, and history itself. show more

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