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Year
1952
Runtime
137 min.
Director
Charles Chaplin
Genres
Drama, Music
Rating *
8.1
Votes *
12,180
Checks
3,122
Favs
357
Dislikes
20
Favs/checks
11.4% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. justwannaboogie's avatar

    justwannaboogie

    @K.

    A rumor has persisted, fueled by the intense rivalry among fans of the two comics, that Keaton gave such a superior performance that Chaplin jealously cut his scenes so he would not be upstaged by his rival. A close associate of Chaplin claimed that Chaplin not only did not feel threatened by Keaton's performance, but also heavily edited his own footage of the duet while enhancing Keaton's. According to Keaton's biographer Rudi Blesh, Chaplin eased his notoriously rigid directorial style to give Keaton free rein to invent his own comic business during this sequence.

    Source: Keaton, Eleanor and Jeffrey Vance. Buster Keaton Remembered. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001, pg. 203 ISBN 0-8109-4227-5.
    1 year 7 months ago
  2. mrjeffwright's avatar

    mrjeffwright

    quote:
    Claire Bloom: "I thought you hated the theatre."

    Chaplin: "I do. I also hate the sight of blood, but it's in my veins."
    1 month ago
  3. AndrewB's avatar

    AndrewB

    quote:
    That's all any of us are: amateurs. We don't live long enough to be anything else.
    1 year 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #14 in IMDb's Music Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #48 in IMDb's Romance Top 50
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  3. This movie ranks #50 in IMDb's 1950s Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #184 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
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  5. This movie ranks #317 in Amos Vogel's Film as a Subversive Art
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  6. This movie ranks #333 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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  7. This movie ranks #400 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  8. This movie ranks #441 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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  9. This movie ranks #523 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  10. This movie ranks #527 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  11. This movie ranks #543 in TimeOut's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  12. This movie ranks #558 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  13. This movie ranks #895 in The Criterion Collection
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