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Chaplin Review (1918)





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This most gentle spoof on religion upset some Americans upon its 1923 release.

April 16, 2008 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In 1959 he released a feature-length omnibus film, which compiled three of the seven shorts Chaplin made for First National between 1918 and 1923.... In addition to editing and re-assembling the shorts...

April 14, 2006 | Full Review…

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This is a feature length work by Charlie Chaplin that he released in 1959 and is comprised of three of his shorts released between 1918-1923. Those would be "A Dog's Life", "Shoulder Arms" and "The Pilgrim" and in between the shorts there has been inserted some various clips of the war and commentary by Chaplin himself. The work is still pretty much just three shorts with some interesting insight and propaganda inserted between shorts but considering all three shorts are quite good, it works. While the pieces are good as a cohesive whole it's an interesting, albeit separated by ending credits and transitions, work that is more digestible when taken short by short. All in all a good and interesting watch comprising of three good Chaplin shorts and some interesting and new commentary and reedited footage. Chaplin also stretched the footage and made it "correct" speed so that the music he composed could be made to fit the feature. All this was done to give it a more modern feature length feel.

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