Chaplin As a Composer

Skepticism greeted the credit 'Music Composed by Charlie Chaplin' on a CITY LIGHTS title card. Attitudes changed as subsequent films showed the flowering of a 'Chaplinesque' style.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘Isn’t That a Lovely Thing?’

From his 1960 book MY FATHER, CHARLIE CHAPLIN, JR. remembers his father's 'ruthless determination for perfection' and its effect on the family when Chaplin pere was writing 'MODERN TIMES'
by David McGee
 

 

 

Chaplin on Music

Beginning with 1923's 'A Woman of Paris,' CHARLIE CHAPLIN was involving himself closely in the musical accompaniment for his films, and eventually took full control in order to 'compose elegant and romantic music to frame my co...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Charlie Chaplin on Filmmaking

'Simplicity of approach is always best': So says CHARLIE CHAPLIN in an excerpt from his autobiography in which he offers his thoughts on the art of filmmaking
by David McGee