Charlie: The Life & Art of Charles Chaplin
(2003) is a documentary written and directed by Richard Schickel and narrated by Sydney Pollack. A comprehensive look at the life and career of "the greatest comic icon the world has ever known," the documentary offers personal remembrances from family members including sons Michael and Sydney and daughter Geraldine, as well as recollections by acting colleagues Norman Lloyd and Claire Bloom. Offering analysis of Chaplin's extraordinary gifts are directors Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Milos Forman, plus noted film historians and biographers. Performers Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp, Marcel Marceau and Richard Attenborough discuss the impact of Chaplin's performances upon their own work. The documentary also includes clips from such Chaplin masterpieces as The Gold Rush
(1925), City Lights
(1931) and Modern Times
Producer: Douglas Freeman, Bryan McKenzie, Richard Schickel
Director: Richard Schickel
Screenplay: Richard Schickel
Cinematography: Thomas Albrecht, Kris Denton, Simon Fanthorpe, Rob Goldie, John Halliday, Ross Keith
Film Editing: Brian McKenzie
Music: Charles Chaplin
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Woody Allen, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Jr., Milos Forman, Marcel Marceau.
BW & C-133m. Letterboxed. Closed Captioning.
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