Richard Schickel

Sog. e Scen.: Richard Schickel; Voce narrante: Sydney Pollack; M.: Bryan McKenzie; Mu.: Charles Chaplin; Consulenze: Kevin Brownlow, David Shepard; Con interviste a: Woody Allen, Sir Richard Attenborough, Janine Basinger, Claire Bloom,Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Chaplin, Sidney Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr, Milos Forman, Bill Irwin, Norman Lloyd, Marcel Marceau, David Raksin, David Robinson, Andrew Sarris, Martin Scorsese, David Thompson, Jeff Vance; Prod.: Richard Schickel, Doug Freeman, Bryan McKenzie, per Warner Home Video, mk2, Lorac Productions; 35mm. D.: 125’

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Richard Schickel’s new documentary Charlie chronicles Charles Chaplin’s brilliant career as an actor, writer, director, producer, and composer, as well as his controversial and much-publicized private life. With brilliant observations, rare footage interwoven with scenes from Chaplin’s greatest films, and a remarkable series of a newly recorded interviews: Martin Scorsese memorably discusses Chaplin’s masterful A Woman of Paris and controversial Monsieur Verdoux, Woody Allen opines that City Lights is perhaps one of the great cinematic exploitations of love; Milos Forman mantains that The Great Dictator provided Europe with a spiritual catharsis after the Second World War; and Lord Attenborough recalls that seeing The Gold Rush as a boy was the defining moment that led him to become an actor and filmmaker. Richard Schickel has been a film critic for Time magazine for over three decades, and he is also the author of over thirty books and a similar number of television programs.

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