An esteemful personality: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin may have been the ultimate cinematic comedian.  In the last three quarters of a century his work lifted the spirits of countless people around the world.

But Chaplin was more than just a clown.   His words were thoughtful and genuine and worth listening to.  He used the medium of film to speak about important human topics.

In the film The Great Dictator, a satirical stab at fascism,  for example you’ll hear the ringing words of Chaplin on the subject esteem and mutual respect.

From many he was called the “only genius to come out of the movie industry”. These are the words of George Bernard Shaw. The best insight you’ll get through Charlie Chaplin’s autobiography:

My Autobiography

Charlie Chaplin

Author

Charlie Chaplin

Publication Date

December 26, 2012

Publisher

Melville House; Reprint edition (December 26, 2012)

File Size

4711 KB

Print Length

528 Pages

Chaplin’s heartfelt and hilarious autobiography tells the story of his childhood, the challenge of identifying and perfecting his talent, his subsequent film career and worldwide celebrity.

Reader reviews:

Chaplin was a genius and a visionary.

I think that this book is vital for anyone who likes Charlie Chaplin, or just old Hollywood in general. After all Chaplin was the most famous man on earth in the early 1900’s. What’s better than hearing his own account, own words and thoughts about his own life? No one knows him better than himself, and this book is definitely vital for any Chaplin lover.

I now realize that many classic comedy routines actually came from Chaplin, for example the candy assembly line where Lucy couldn’t keep up. That came from Chaplin. In all an amazing read.

Charlie Chaplin was one of the world’s most unusual men. He included in his accomplishments a play and comedy writer, an actor, a mime, a composer, a musician and now an accomplished book writer.  You are placed in the author’s shoes when he is faced with the reality that if the Hobo ever spoke, it would forever change the character and although it meant certain loss of income, he cherished the identity of his most famous character even more. A finely written autobiography without the chest pounding of most authors.

 

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