Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era

Darren Reid (Director), Brett Sanders (Director)

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Abstract

A feature-length exploration of the relationship between Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and the forgotten generation of vaudevillians who preceded them. This academic documentary film is an in-depth inquiry into the ways in which comedy has historically interacted with depression and mental illness. It is also a critical review of the ways in which memory operates in the cinematic tradition, paying particular attention to how silent era comedians captured otherwise lost theatrical performances and were, in turn, captured and memorialised in subsequent generations.

This film was released to cinemas and museums in the UK in 2018 and will launch on streaming services in 2019.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCoventry
PublisherRed Something Films
Edition1
Media of outputFilm
Size80 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2018

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Silent Era
Charlie Chaplin
Comedy
Length
Documentary Film
Streaming
Critical Review
Buster Keaton
Comedian
Launch
Mental Illness
Cinema

Keywords

  • charlie chaplin
  • Buster Keaton
  • Silent film
  • cinema
  • film studies
  • film and media
  • film and television
  • Cinematography -- History
  • theatre
  • history
  • MENTAL HEALTH

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Reid, D. (Director), & Sanders, B. (Director). (2018). Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era. Digital or Visual Media, Coventry: Red Something Films.
Looking for Charlie : Life and Death in the Silent Era. Reid, Darren (Director); Sanders, Brett (Director). 2018. Coventry : Red Something Films.

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchDigital or Visual Media

Reid, D & Sanders, B, Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era, 2018, Digital or Visual Media, Red Something Films, Coventry.
Reid D (Director), Sanders B (Director). Looking for Charlie: Life and Death in the Silent Era Coventry: Red Something Films. 2018.
Reid, Darren (Director) ; Sanders, Brett (Director). / Looking for Charlie : Life and Death in the Silent Era. [Digital or Visual Media].
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