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 "Silence is Golden" in USA Weekend, CC prominently mentioned
terra cotta
Posted: Nov 25 2007, 02:12 PM

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There is an article in one of the inserts that is in some of the US Sunday papers ("USA Weekend") about silent movies. Basicially, they are gone, but still loved by "aficionados". The main picture accompaning the article is the one of Charlie, along with his nuttighteners, in the gears in Modern Times. The caption: "Charlie Chaplin wrote, directed and starred in Modern Times, the last of his gresat silent films.

The 2nd paragraph states: "The last Charlie Chaplin film made sans sound. Modern Times, was in 1936, but audiences still watch silents on DVDs, at film festivals and online via websites like Next month marks the 30th anniversary of Chaplin's death, and movie buffs around the world plan to honor his career with events including screenings of his films, accompanied by live orchestras." There is also a box: "December marks the 30th anniversary of Chaplin's death."

Several people, including a couple of celebs, then explaining why they like silent movies.

I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter...the cast-offs of human
society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and
betrayal. And I was angry. "God", I said,This is terrible! Why don't you do something? God was silent for a moment, then He spoke softly. I have done something, He replied. " I created you".
"The Animals' Savior"
Jim Willis, 1999.
Posted: Nov 25 2007, 11:33 PM

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Thanks for the heads up about this article Terra. For those(like me) that don't get it in there newspaper you can read it online.
Here is a link to an image of the real article as well.

Great to see there are some "younger" silent film fans out there too! smile.gif

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Chaplin Chick
Posted: Nov 26 2007, 03:58 PM

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My mother-in-law sent the article over and I got it myself in my Sunday paper.
The people that were questioned really didn't speak specifically about Chaplin films. Even though the article was referring to the anniversary of Charlie's passing. sad.gif

"A perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express." Charlie Chaplin "My Autobiography"
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