The Kid d. Charles Chaplin (1921) The Criterion Collection Spine: #799 Blu-ray Release Date: February 16, 2016 Screen captures below are taken from The Criterion Collection Blu-ray disc. In the first five years of Chaplin's career he worked for four studios, moving from one lucrative contract to another more lucrative contract almost yearly. We covered Flicker Alley's excellent set [...]
Once his first movie contract, with Keystone, terminated, Charlie Chaplin moved on quickly to a new one-year contract with the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. There he made fourteen films, all included in Flicker Alley's exceptional Chaplin's Essanay Comedies, Flicker Alley's third (and final) comprehensive Chaplin release. Read the full post.
In 1916, Chaplin signed on with a new studio, the Mutual Film Corporation, and became the highest paid entertainer in the world. In a lovingly compiled dual-format home video release, Flicker Alley presents beautiful restorations of all twelve of the films Chaplin made at Mutual. Trevor looks at Flicker Alley's Chaplin's Mutual Comedies. Read the full post.
I'm planning on making the next few months Chaplin months because there's a special book coming out a bit later this year: The Charlie Chaplin Archives from Taschen. For those of you who do not know Taschen, it is an "art book" publisher that specializes in large, detailed, photo-heavy tomes on a variety of subjects. My wife loves [...]