At this point Chaplin was not only directing his films but had total control over cast and script as well. From the slapstick comedy of "The Rink" to the evocative tale of "The Immigrant," these two-reelers represent the best of this short comdies. Chaplin was often inspired by the business of serving food and here he ends up a waiter who ends up in a rollerskating rink trying to keep upright. Of course, if you have aleady seen "Modern Times" you know that Chaplin in a vertuoso on wheels when it comes to rollerskating.
It includes versions of a trio of Chaplin two-reelers down for mutual, including what is arguably the best of this shorts, and a film that has the distinction of being the first attempt at a full-length comedy albeit not by Chaplin: Chaplin was often inspired by the business of serving food and here he ends up a waiter who ends up in a rollers kating rink trying to keep upright.
Of course, if you have already seen "Modern Times" you know that Chaplin in a virtuoso on wheels when it comes to roller skating. Stout, and Henry Bergman plays both Mrs.
Stout and an angry diner you can imagine what Charlie does to make a diner angry. In terms of the slapstick, "The Rink" is the most creative of the Mutual two-reelers. Chaplin filmed 24 hours of footage over two months to produce a minute film when most two-reelers were shot in two days.
When Chaplin began, filming the restaurant scene with Campbell as the head waiterthe film was going to be about the bohemian life, but the scene was too short and he decided to make the Tramp and the young girl immigrants, creating the opening sequence on the boat and the happy ending. Starting with the simple gag of the Tramp leaning over the ship's railing turning out to be something other than what we think, "The Immigrant" is classic Chaplin, mixing comedy, romance, and pathos.
Sennett had signed the famous stage comedienne Marie Dressler for a film version of her big success, "Tillie's Nightmare. Essentially this is a burlesque of a burlesque in which the city slicker Chaplin leads the pretty country heiress Dressler astray.
Sennett throws every trick he knows into directing this film and anyone familiar with the work of Chaplin or Dressler after this point will be dismayed with their performances here.
Chaplin is extremely deadpan and Dressler is overly mannered with way too much makeup on. Fortunately even his facial hair is different enough for us to convince ourselves this is not the Tramp and therefore not the real Chaplin.
There he rescues a girl Purviance who has been kidnapped by a band of gypsies. They meet an artist Lloyd Bacon who paints the girl's portrait.
The girl falls in love with the artist and his painting is seen by the girl's real mother. This is an average Chaplin comedy on a slightly lower level than the other two Mutuals included on this DVD."Behind the Screen" is an excellent Charlie Chaplin short feature, with plenty of good slapstick and much more.
The setting, with Charlie working as a hired hand in a movie-making operation, lends itself to a lot of good comedy, and there are plenty of standard gags plus a lot of material that.
The "Charlie Chaplin Marathon" is an inexpensive way of seeing a variety of silent comedies by Chaplin.
Behind the Screen is a powerful social document, but it is also a delightful comedy. It’s full of funny little felicities. It’s full of funny little felicities. A lunchtime encounter between Chaplin and the invaluable Albert Austin wonderfully demonstrates the infinite comic possibilities of food. Dec 23, · Watch video · Behind the Screen, a short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin also starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. In the film which takes place in a movie studio, Chaplin plays a stagehand named David while Campbell ("Goliath") plays his supervisor. His seventh Mutual comedy, "Behind the Screen" (Released November 13, ) is noteworthy because it provides a look behind the scenes at a Hollywood movie studio of this period. Chaplin is the overworked assistant to a prop man named Goliath (Eric Campbell), and actually has a name in this film: David.4/5(4).
It includes versions of a trio of Chaplin two-reelers down for mutual, including what is arguably the best of this shorts, and a film that has the distinction of being the first attempt at a Reviews: 4.
Chaplin strongly disliked the picture, but one review picked him out as "a For The Pawnshop, he recruited the actor Henry Bergman, who was to work with Chaplin for 30 years. Behind the Screen and The Rink since , the town has been host to the annual Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival, which was founded to.
Dec 23, · Watch video · Behind the Screen, a short film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin also starring Eric Campbell and Edna Purviance. In the film which takes place in a movie studio, Chaplin plays a stagehand named David while Campbell ("Goliath") plays his supervisor.
Nov 13, · Directed by Charles Chaplin. With Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Albert Austin. Charlie is an overworked labourer at a film studio who helps a young woman find work even while his coworkers strike against his tyrannical boss.7/10(2K).
The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind the Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, and The Adventurer), all scanned under the aegis of Association Chaplin at a resolution of 2, lines.