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CHARLES CHAPLIN: FOOTLIGHTS WITH THE WORLD OF LIMELIGHT. David Robinson. Edizioni Cineteca di Bologna, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 222 pp. with 133 ills. (41 col.). 29 x 25 cm. ISBN 9788895862828 In English.
Publisher's description: Long before becoming one of the masterpieces of Charlie Chaplin's artistic maturity, and even before existing as a screenplay, Limelight was conceived by its author as a 34,000-word novella. After remaining virtually unknown for more than 60 years after its completion, Footlights is now published by Cineteca di Bologna in this volume for the very first time. Chaplin's vivid, idiosyncratic style, unadulterated by editors, moves freely from the baldly colloquial to moments of rich imagery and Dickensian description. For a setting, he looked back to London and the music halls of his first professional years, an enchanted period in which he had broken out of the deprivations of his childhood to discover, progressively, his unique gifts as entertainer and communicator. But this retrospect also recalled the painful insecurity of an uneducated, uncultured boy launched into the world of success. David Robinson, Chaplin's most eminent biographer, traces the long yet logical evolution of the story, from its unlikely origin in Chaplin's 1916 meeting with Nijinsky.
Artist(s):Chaplin, Charles (Charlie)
Indexing: Western — United States — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167479
Hardcover $46.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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