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Post  Polidano on Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:34 am

Even though some of his films are over 100 years old, why should Charlie Chaplin's movies be studied by all aspiring film makers today? There are many reasons, so be certain to delve deep!  

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Post  Monahan on Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:40 am

Charlie Chaplin's movies should be studied by all aspiring filmmakers today for one simple reason; if you don't improve upon films of old, what is the point of making films today? If aspiring filmmakers cannot find at least one point where you can improve upon Chaplin's films, they should not be in the business today. One should be able to find a flaw and improve upon it. In fact, most if not all of today's modern filmmakers have at least seen one Chaplin film, as they are all classics, enjoyed by many. Chaplin as a filmmaker had his struggles, as with all filmmakers, especially in the world of talkies. He was not able to adapt, and that is one core thing that modern filmmakers should be able to do. Flexing and being adaptive is a core concept that one should have in today's world, no matter the industry. In film specifically, one should be able to change up the genre, as well as directing style. In conclusion, young filmmakers should watch Chaplin films to see what they could do to improve upon the past, as well as to learn to be flexible, and be able to make changes to your style.

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Post  mattiodapattio on Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 am

Young film makers should study Charlie Chaplin's films for one simple reason, his film are still iconic films people watch and admire to this day. His films may be old and outdated but they have the basics you need for every great film. Even though the acting, effects, quality ect are not up to today's standards his films have a way of reaching an audience that every movie needs to be successful. That's why young aspiring film makers should study his movies.- Matthew Fernandes

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Post  Laura_B on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:21 pm

Aspiring filmmakers should use Charlie Chaplin’s films as an example. Charlie Chaplin was one of the most creative thinkers of his time. He was very successful and made a huge impact in the film industry. His films are classics that can teach new filmmakers different skills. New filmmakers can reflect on his movies and gain insight on what made the classics so effective, and from there expand and develop those ideas into movies that are meaningful today.


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Post  Hayden P on Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:36 am

Aspiring Film creators today should really appreciate the work of Charlie Chaplin. They should be inspired by him and his movies because he came from nothing, and with hard work and dedication has become one of the most iconic movie creators of all time. He became a truly powerful man, and he found out that with great power comes great responsibility, this cannot be said for most celebrities today as they don't see how the public views them like Chaplin did. Movies are powerful, all movies have messages in them that tell you about the director, this was the same with Chaplin. Film makers have to adapt to the world around them, Chaplin started off as a clown at various shows, then audio less films started up. He adapted his comedy act into a film without audio which is fantastic. At the end of his career he started making films with audio after working without audio for so long. He was successful adapting to any type of film, his only downfall was time. If any aspiring film creator wants to be a success, they must look at Charlie Chaplin, and his amazing career.

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Charlie Chaplin

Post  PatrickMitchell on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:01 pm

Charlie Chaplin is a legendary film maker who changed the landscape of modern film. Chaplin entered the field of filmmaking at the beginning of the 19th century as an actor. He began directing and writing films a few years into his career. Chaplin’s extensive experience as an actor, writer, director, composer and producer led him to be one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. He understood every aspect of filmmaking, which is why his work should still be studied today. Chaplin’s love for filmmaking was evident in every project with which he was involved. He brought apart of himself into each film and the essence of his personality seeps out of every shot. Directors, producers, and actors have learned how to tap into their own experiences and share their own stories through different forms of filmmaking through studying his works. Chaplin also believed that films were a form of storytelling. He tried to reach his audience through the stories that were told through his character and plot, this was especially challenging when he was creating films without dialogue or sound. Actors and actresses have studied his work as a way of understanding how to communicate feelings, emotions, and ideas in the absence of sound. Chaplin was also a master of comedies, some might argue that this is one of the most difficult type of movie genre as it is incredibly subjective. Chaplin had the uncanny ability to combine physical comedy and bizarre slapstick in a way that made the audience laugh hysterically. The Tramp and the boxing match in his film City Lights should be studied by those who want to perform or write comedies as they set the benchmark for comedic storytelling. Chaplin’s storytelling was not limited to comedies. He was able to share the trials and sadness of the human experience in a way that connected with the audience. Chaplin tried to teach the audience lessons through his films. A perfect example of his desire to teach the audience is the film The Great Dictator. Through this film, Chaplin attempts to show the audience that all people are equal. Film is a form storytelling. Chaplin could tell funny stories, serious stories, stories that made you weep, and stories that made you think. He is the master storyteller and he has the ability to bring out the best in the actors with whom he worked. It is for these reasons that his work should be studied by aspiring filmmakers.
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Charlie Chapman and why he should still be studied today by other directors.

Post  chrisn on Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:20 pm

The reason he should still be studied is because he was so unique from any other performer. He was innovative and had great creativity and he brought attention to what was happening. For example, the film The Dictator , messages he dressed up as Adolf Hitler and was talking about how we should respect everybody, treat everybody the same and so forth. He kept addressing matters that were happening and it was so powerful. Nobody else was talking about what really mattered.

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Re: Charlie Chaplin Question

Post  LiamPile on Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:06 pm

Charlie Chaplin’s films should be studied for a variety of reasons. First off, Charlie was one of Hollywood’s big first stars, putting his name down in bits history. Secondly, Chaplin was one of the first individuals to write direct and star in his own movies. This would pave the way for generations of filmakers such as Orson Welles who wrote directed and started in, Citizen Kane. Thirdly, he was one of the first individual filmakers that were stars, building his own film studio, allowing him to create films he wanted to make. Fourth, all of Chaplin’s films even though there mostly comedies, have an underlying message creating the genre “dramedy”. Lastly, Chaplin made films that the audience could relate to. Wether that was making a film about the immigration system, or about Adolf Hitler, Chaplin also made films on social problems, and had audience members relate to characters. Chaplin changed the way films were and are made, and his films should be studied by filmakers.

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Post  Qeisiehs on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:39 pm

Charlie Chaplin’s film should be studied for many reasons. First he was a big star in the Hollywoods industry back in the day inspiring many young people to follow their dreams. Second not did only Charlie act in movies he also directed them as well. He wanted to take a lead on his role and direct something he will love and also his audience will enjoy. Third he was one of the first filmmakers to build his own studio and go on from there. He wanted to create something bigger then it is already. Fourth he would attract audience by making them laugh and also even putting some hidden messages in them to make them have a purpose. Fifth and final Charlie Chaplin was a boy with an un stable house hold with nothing but his brother and his mother, Charlie fought his way through to make it on the big screen reaching different stages throughout the movie. He had to deal with love and lost and false claims. He was a man that just kept on going and going without letting anything get in his way . He inspired many people today in Hollywood to follow their dreams and to keep going no matter if you get negative comments on your way.

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Charlie Chaplin Question

Post  jaedam on Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Charlie Chaplin's movies should be studied because he was an iconic figure. Chaplin's comedic antics helped to popularize the increase in films and showed audiences that movies were able to work successfully with sound. He was a big figure that was responsible for the transitions of his movies. Chaplin was famous for when he only focused the camera on the non-verbal conversations and a lot on the expressions. He was also famous for expressing a meaning or mood in his films without having to say anything. That's why all aspiring filmmakers should study Charlie Chaplin's movies.

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Re: Charlie Chaplin Question

Post  MasonGomes on Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:33 pm

Charlie Chaplin has the respect of many film makers today because he did so much for the film making industry. Charlie didn’t have it easy growing up and still managed to stay strong and follow his dreams of being a film maker.
Charlie Chaplin acted and directed multiple movies which numerous people loved watching because of how funny and innovative it was, Charlie mastered a lot of things in his life time and he definitely won’t be forgotten. Every film Charlie made had meaning and people could relate too!
Charlie didn’t have a easy childhood but he still managed to follow his dreams on being a successful film maker, many aspiring film makers respect Charlie for all the things he’s done for the industry and for the fact that even tho he had his problems he stayed strong and was determine to reach his goal.

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Re: Charlie Chaplin Question

Post  Justinmarcus on Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:31 pm

Charlie Chaplin’s movies should be studied by aspiring filmmakers because of everything that went into making the films. He took fairly simple ideas of comedy, and turned them into gold without the use of words. Many comedic filmmakers now can’t even accomplish that with the use of dialogue. He is one of the many actors who changed movies for generations. He changed the importance of movement and how it could tell the story just as much as the dialogue. He also inspires filmmakers to just make movies they are passionate for. Charlie was an actor and not a trained director, but he went and made the films he desired. He changed the film world and did it in a big way.

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Re: Charlie Chaplin Question

Post  RiceLord99 on Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:19 pm

Charlie Chaplin's films should be studied for multiple reasons. First of all, the beginning of his career was primarily silent-films. Since the films were silent, each clip was filled with deep meanings. Charlie's silly character(The Tramp) allows viewers to understand how silly actions can lead to great endings. Another reason why his films should be studied, is because he was one of the very first Hollywood stars. Since he was one of the first, most actors would have acted similar to Charlie in his films. Just like how Jim Carrey has a similar character to Charlie Chaplin's Tramp. Even if Charlie died in 1977, there is still multiple ways that he affects our present day lives. We should all study Charlie Chaplin's films because he is the origin of acting.

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He did adapt!

Post  Polidano on Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Monahan wrote:Charlie Chaplin's movies should be studied by all aspiring filmmakers today for one simple reason; if you don't improve upon films of old, what is the point of making films today? If aspiring filmmakers cannot find at least one point where you can improve upon Chaplin's films, they should not be in the business today. One should be able to find a flaw and improve upon it. In fact, most if not all of today's modern filmmakers have at least seen one Chaplin film, as they are all classics, enjoyed by many. Chaplin as a filmmaker had his struggles, as with all filmmakers, especially in the world of talkies. He was not able to adapt, and that is one core thing that modern filmmakers should be able to do. Flexing and being adaptive is a core concept that one should have in today's world, no matter the industry. In film specifically, one should be able to change up the genre, as well as directing style. In conclusion, young filmmakers should watch Chaplin films to see what they could do to improve upon the past, as well as to learn to be flexible, and be able to make changes to your style.

Chaplin did adapt...he figured out how to integrate sound when it was introduced..... Did we not see the same film?  Shocked

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Good response

Post  Polidano on Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:31 pm

PatrickMitchell wrote:Charlie Chaplin is a legendary film maker who changed the landscape of modern film.  Chaplin entered the field of filmmaking at the beginning of the 19th century as an actor. He began directing and writing films a few years into his career.  Chaplin’s extensive experience as an actor, writer, director, composer and producer led him to be one of the most influential filmmakers of all time. He understood every aspect of filmmaking, which is why his work should still be studied today.  Chaplin’s love for filmmaking was evident in every project with which he was involved.  He brought apart of himself into each film and the essence of his personality seeps out of every shot. Directors, producers, and actors have learned how to tap into their own experiences and share their own stories through different forms of filmmaking through studying his works.  Chaplin also believed that films were a form of storytelling. He tried to reach his audience through the stories that were told through his character and plot, this was especially challenging when he was creating films without dialogue or sound. Actors and actresses have studied his work as a way of understanding how to communicate feelings, emotions, and ideas in the absence of sound.  Chaplin was also a master of comedies, some might argue that this is one of the most difficult type of movie genre as it is incredibly subjective.  Chaplin had the uncanny ability to combine physical comedy and bizarre slapstick in a way that made the audience laugh hysterically. The Tramp and the boxing match in his film City Lights should be studied by those who want to perform or write comedies as they set the benchmark for comedic storytelling.  Chaplin’s storytelling was not limited to comedies. He was able to share the trials and sadness of the human experience in a way that connected with the audience. Chaplin tried to teach the audience lessons through his films. A perfect example of his desire to teach the audience is the film The Great Dictator. Through this film, Chaplin attempts to show the audience that all people are equal. Film is a form storytelling. Chaplin could tell funny stories, serious stories, stories that made you weep, and stories that made you think. He is the master storyteller and he has the ability to bring out the best in the actors with whom he worked. It is for these reasons that his work should be studied by aspiring filmmakers.
                                                                                             -Patrick Mitchell

Very well thought out Patrick! Great response....I assume you have watched many clips from some of Chaplin's movies? Smile








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