Tuesday, September 23, 2014

This little clip is part of the French documentary La Naissance de Charlot that is included in the new Flicker Alley Mutuals set & is supposed to be an outtake of Chaplin bouncing on a trampoline. This footage has been the topic of discussion elsewhere on the internet and I am in agreement with other fans who don't think this is Chaplin. The mustache & the derby are too big. He doesn't move like Chaplin. The whole thing just isn't quite right. This has to be an impersonator.

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  1. Charlie's arms were short. Look at the length of these legs and arms. Also coming down the steps you can see the hip span was a little broad. Charlie had tiny ribs and smallish hips and short arms. And his pants would not have risen all the way to the crotch of his body.

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  2. The walk down the steps seems too stiff. Like a cosplayer to trying to get it right while also not trying to fall down the stairs and break their neck.

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  3. It's also in the documentary "Chaplin Today" on the City Lights Mk2 dvd .... would have they made this mistake ?

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    1. Is it? I don't remember that. I'll have to watch it again. I believe this footage comes from the archive...

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