Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Comedies

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Charlie Chaplin: The Mutual Comedies

From the British Film Institute

Starring: Charlie Chaplin

Year: 1916-1917  | Black and White | 2 discs  Running time: 341 minutes

Silent with music and intertitles

Charlie Chaplin entered the film industry in 1914 and by 1916 was the highest paid entertainer in the world after signing a contract with the Mutual Film Corporation for a salary of $670,000. Mutual built Chaplin his own studio and allowed him total freedom to make 12 two-reel films during a 12-month period, which have been brought together for the first time on this two-disc box set. Chaplin subsequently recognised this period of film-making as the most inventive and liberating of his career.

These twelve films demonstrate the breadth of Chaplinís abilities as both a physical slapstick actor and a subtle, endearing character actor. The collection includes the slapstick custard pie fights of Behind the Screen and his first minor masterpiece, The Vagabond, which combines pathos and comedy to create a lyrical love story.

This collection of Chaplin films has been fully restored and features music by acclaimed silent film composer Carl Davis. 

Extras:

All films fully restored in High Definition

Scores by Carl Davis on all 12 films

Alternative scores for each film by a range of composers, including Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and Stephen Horne

Audio commentaries for all films by Frank Scheide, Glenn Mitchell, Dan Kamin, Hooman Mehran, Bryony Dixon, Michael J Hayde and Carl Davis

Chaplin Signs the Mutual Contract (1916, 25 secs)

Charlie on the Ocean to England (1921, 5 mins)

An Interview with Carl Davis (2003, 9 mins)

Fully illustrated booklet with new essays by Michael J Hayde, Dan Kimin, Glenn Mitchell and Carl Davis; full film credits.

Films included: The Floorwalker, The Fireman, The Vagabond, One A.M., The Count, The Pawnshop, Behind The Screen, The Rink, Easy Street, The Cure, The Immigrant, The Adventurer.

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Weight .0101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm