Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chaplin Sees The World blog

Please check out (& bookmark) Lisa Stein Haven's new blog about the upcoming publication of "A Comedian Sees The World."

http://chaplinseestheworld.blogspot.com/


15 comments:

  1. Wow. 224 pages with 30 illustrations!

    I kinda like the old nostalgic cover better. I used to collect Saturday Evening Posts and Life and Look magazines when I was young. Just feeling the history of it sends me.

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  2. It looks like Lisa Stein first collaborated with someone named Progetto Chaplin on an Italian version which is out of print. That's good. I don't speak any Italiano.

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    1. Progetto Chaplin = Chaplin Project which was a years long project to restore Chaplin films and upload and scan documents from the archive which is located in Bologna. Several books were also published in conjunction with the project, almost all of them, including the first publication of Comedian Sees The World, were in Italian.

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  3. Actually, the very first book from the Chaplin Project is only in Italian (The Great Dictator), while the following ones (Limelight, Modern Times, Unknown Chaplin) are both in English and Italian. The latest one (Footlights) is only in English. That's great that Dr Stein's book be published in English, for it is worthreading, as was his "Syd Chaplin". What about a "Jessica Project", with all those very interesting posts we are used to? D.

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    1. Thank you, D., that's very flattering!

      My copy of the Progetto Chaplin "Modern Times" book is only in Italian, I don't recall an English version ever being printed.

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    2. Every Chaplin Archives document is translated in Italian, that is why I wrote the book was bilingual. However, you're right, all the texts of presentation are written only in Italian. My mistake! D.

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    3. Thank goodness the scanned archival documents in them are in English! That's the only reason I bought the Modern Times & Great Dictator books. Unfortunately, some of the documents contain Chaplin's handwriting which is often impossible to read and the translation of his writing is only in Italian!

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    4. Email me the pages and extracts you're writing about, and I'll translate them, if you want. D.

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    5. Thanks, D. I'll have to see which ones I just can't make out. I haven't looked at those books in a while.

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    6. So this means that they published a book for all of his films? I haven't heard about them so far - that's why I ask.
      Domi

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    7. No, there were only books on three of the films (Modern Times, The Great Dictator, & Limelight).
      You can see them here (scroll down to the books with Chaplin Project in the subtitle, toward the bottom). Unfortunately these books are now out-of-print and pretty hard to find.
      http://www.charliechaplin.com/en/us/books
      However the Archive did recently publish the new Footlights/The World Of Limelight book.

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    8. Thanks, Jessica! Yes, I've already heard about the newly published Footlights - and I'm planning to order it one day!
      Domi

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  4. Great !!! I hope i'd be able to order it from France !

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    1. Oui, sur Amazon, ce sera facile. A new edition of the French edition of My Trip Abroad is also available for pre-order on Amazon.fr. It is announced for next fall. D.

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