charlie chaplin, silent movies

***New obsession warning***

Charlie Chaplin = amazing. I now have a new appreciation for silent films. Although it takes considerable ability to create witty dialogue and believable conversation, it takes another kind of talent altogether to convey the same humor and emotion without words. In the past two weeks I’ve watched more silent films than I probably thought I’d watch in my entire lifetime.

Anyway, I can’t get enough of Charlie Chaplin. I’ve been reading a ton of books on him for my research paper and haven’t gotten tired of it yet. He was everything – writer, director, actor, composer, comedian…how can you not love him?

And as usual, I have YouTube to thank for feeding my obsessions…here’s some things I likely wouldn’t have found otherwise:

Blooper Reel – I looooove this! Every time he cracks up it makes me smile. :)
The Great Dictator – Not only was he a master of silent comedy, but just as funny in sound. Tighten de belten, hahaha.
Charlie as himself – Charlie in real life, without the tramp attire. Awww I just want to hug him!

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