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    Posted April 22, 2015 by
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    In Memoriam

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    The Legendary Icon of Silent Comedy

     

    Charles Spencer famously known as Charlie Chaplin who was born in 1889. Chaplin became famous due to his Tramp performance which became an iconic persona for him and made him one of the biggest starts of 20th century. The film industry emerged to a whole new level after he became famous for his Silent Comedy in films. He contributed a lot the film industry of that time and his slapstick comedy made him a worldwide legend in the film industry. Initially he was hired by a circus and he became a great attraction for people because of his work and the silent comedy he performed made the audience amazed.

     

    In olden times the silent comedy was the only source of entertainment for people. This trend started in the era of 1990s where acting was done only in theaters on the background music of piano and where mimes used to perform on a particular theme or script. The messages conveyed in silent comedy films were accompanied by live instruments being played in the background and the dialogues were conveyed through black and white frame messages written on it. At the age of 85 years Chaplin received an honor from Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony which was held at Buckingham Palace.

     

    Chaplin was not only a silent comedy actor but he was also a phenomenal director, writer and a music composer during his era. The only influence on Chaplin’s life was his mother who herself was an entertainer and she used to perform for Charlie expressing the emotions through hands and face only. This was not only the purpose of it but also to observe people and how they react to those actions.

     

    Throughout his life he was appreciated for his work and exceptional performances related to silent comedy and after his death he was given numerous awards and honors. In 1972 he was awarded with Golden Lion at a film festival held in Venice and the most appreciated honor he was awarded was Life Time Achievement Award.

     

    Today Charlie Chaplin “the Tramp” has become an inspiration for a lot of people in the film industry who follow his art and silent comedy traits. Few of his famous works like City Lights, The Great Dictator, A Woman of Paris and The Gold Rush are still being liked and watched as a lesson and motivation to apply in the modern theater/film industry.

     

    For more details regarding King of silent comedy, visit: http://www.researchomatic.com/Silent-Comedy-20045.html

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