Chaplin Today: Limelight


26m 2003
Chaplin Today: Limelight

Brief Synopsis

Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's classic Limelight.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Documentary
Release Date
2003
Production Company
United Artists Films
Distribution Company
United Artists Films

Technical Specs

Duration
26m

Synopsis

Director Bernardo Bertolucci shares his impressions of Charlie Chaplin's classic Limelight.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Documentary
Release Date
2003
Production Company
United Artists Films
Distribution Company
United Artists Films

Technical Specs

Duration
26m

Articles

Chaplin Today: Limelight
Tuesday, July 8th at 10:00 pm ET


Chaplin Today: Limelight is an episode from a series made up of ten short films, each one running about half an hour; all of them made in France and spearheaded by Serge Toubiana, a one-time editor at the noted film journal, Cahiers du Cinema. For this project, Toubiana had the title of "Collection Director," meaning he's the one who culled all of the producing talents together - became, in essense, their managing editor. The ten films looked at the history behind ten of Chaplin's feature films. They also serve as - you might say - video essays for a contemporary filmmaker to express his or her feelings about that particular Chaplin movie. For instance, Chaplin Today: Limelight looks at Chaplin's 1952 tragi-comedy Limelight. And Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar®-winning director of The Last Emperor, gives his interpretation of the movie. B>Chaplin Today: Limelight also includes interviews with Chaplin's son Sydney and his Limelight co-star Claire Bloom, who reminisces about her experience working 51 years ago with Chaplin. She also discusses the tumultuous political climate of the early fifties and how it affected Chaplin, when he became the focus of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee during the Communist witch hunts of the time. And to futher enhance the experience, we're going to follow this documentary about Limelight with a showing of Limelight in it's entirety.

Producer: Serge Toubiana
Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky
Cast: Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles Chaplin.
BW & C-26m.

by Robert Osborne
Chaplin Today: Limelight
Tuesday, July 8Th At 10:00 Pm Et

Chaplin Today: Limelight Tuesday, July 8th at 10:00 pm ET

Chaplin Today: Limelight is an episode from a series made up of ten short films, each one running about half an hour; all of them made in France and spearheaded by Serge Toubiana, a one-time editor at the noted film journal, Cahiers du Cinema. For this project, Toubiana had the title of "Collection Director," meaning he's the one who culled all of the producing talents together - became, in essense, their managing editor. The ten films looked at the history behind ten of Chaplin's feature films. They also serve as - you might say - video essays for a contemporary filmmaker to express his or her feelings about that particular Chaplin movie. For instance, Chaplin Today: Limelight looks at Chaplin's 1952 tragi-comedy Limelight. And Bernardo Bertolucci, the Oscar®-winning director of The Last Emperor, gives his interpretation of the movie. B>Chaplin Today: Limelight also includes interviews with Chaplin's son Sydney and his Limelight co-star Claire Bloom, who reminisces about her experience working 51 years ago with Chaplin. She also discusses the tumultuous political climate of the early fifties and how it affected Chaplin, when he became the focus of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee during the Communist witch hunts of the time. And to futher enhance the experience, we're going to follow this documentary about Limelight with a showing of Limelight in it's entirety. Producer: Serge Toubiana Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky Cast: Bernardo Bertolucci, Charles Chaplin. BW & C-26m. by Robert Osborne

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 1989

Released in United States Winter February 6, 1953

Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah (Charlie Chaplin Series) January 22 & 25, 1989.

Released in USA on video.

Geraldine Chaplin's role was a bit part as a child.

Released in United States January 1989 (Shown at United States Film Festival in Park City, Utah (Charlie Chaplin Series) January 22 & 25, 1989.)

Released in United States Winter February 6, 1953