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THE GOLD RUSH. Matthew Solomon. BFI Publishing, British Film Institute, London, 2015. BFI Film Classics. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Palgrave Macmillan, New York. 112 pp. 19 x 13 cm. ISBN 9781844576401 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: One of the biggest hits of the silent era, The Gold Rush (1925) was famously described by Charlie Chaplin -- the star, writer and director of the film -- as 'the picture I want to be remembered by'. Enjoying popular and critical success not once but twice, the film was given a new lease of life with sound in 1942 after Chaplin added his own narration and music. Matthew Solomon provides an in-depth discussion of the film's genesis within the Northern genre, its production and reception history, and its subsequent canonisation. Considering both unauthorised and authorised versions of the film, he places them in the context of the turn-of-the-century Alaska Klondike Gold Rush and analyses their narrative and formal features. In tracing thestories of these multiple versions, Solomon shows how The Gold Rush problematises commonly accepted ideas about the singularity, authenticity and originality of an individual film.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 166854
Paperbound $17.99x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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