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1917 CHAPLIN FILM ALTERS MOVIE HISTORY

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A print of a Charlie Chaplin film purchased on eBay for about $5 in 2009 could sell for more than $160,000 when it is offered at Bonham’s auction house in London on June 29, appraisers have indicated. The film, made in 1917 during World War I, features Chaplin in his tramp costume bringing down a […]

CANNES CANS VON TRIER

May 19, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The Cannes Film Festival today (Thursday) declared Danish director Lars Von Trier “persona non grata” effective immediately following his joking remarks at a news conference on Wednesday that he was a Nazi with an understanding of Hitler. The festival’s board said that while it offers artists “an exceptional forum to present their works and defend […]

LEGENDARY BRITISH COMEDIAN NORMAN WISDOM DEAD AT 95

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sir Norman Wisdom, who may have been the last living link to oldtime slapstick film comedies, has died in the Isle of Man at the age of 95. An obituary appearing in today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper noted that Charlie Chaplin once referred to Wisdom as his favorite clown and remarked that he regarded him as […]