Thursday 16 November 2017

Charlie Chaplin - the most-loved man of the Twentieth Century

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The still is taken from an advertising card produced by Bologna’s Cinema Ritrovato. On the rear is the following text publicizing the 2014 edition of the festival.

In the words of its artistic director Peter von Bagh, the man who’s seen it all, Il Cinema Ritrovato is cinéphile’s heaven.

A marvellous time and space machine launched 28 years ago, travelling between Bologna and the rest of the world, transporting for eight days, from dawn to dusk, film and culture buffs through a wonderful journey in the XX century. A journey of staggering aesthetic experiences, historical spectacles, linguistic innovations, untamed classics, black and white, colour and hand coloured films, sound or silent and accompanied live by musicians, film print as well as digital projections. Eight fulfilling and memorable days to dive into the pleasure of unique screenings, to discover the best restorations of the year, to meet the main exponents of film history as well as current cinema.

The photo was taken in 1921 at the Opening of Chaplin’s The Idle Class. If you are able to watch movies on your computer you can find a beautifully restored copy of the film if you click here

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