Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin

byJohn BengtsonForeword byKevin Brownlow

August 11, 2006|
Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin by John Bengtson
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Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin is the long-awaited follow-up to John Bengtson’s critically acclaimed masterpieceSilent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton.

InSilent Traces, Bengtson explores the traces of early Hollywood hidden within Charlie Chaplin’s timeless films. This stunning work of cinematic archeology combines Chaplin’s movie images with archival photographs, vintage maps, and scores of then-and-now comparison photographs to conjure up the silent-movie era from an entirely new perspective.

By describing the historical settings found in such Chaplin classics asThe Kid, City Lights, andModern Times, Bengtson illuminates both Chaplin’s genius and the evolving city that served as a backdrop for his art. Part time machine, part detective story,Silent Traces presents a unique look at Chaplin’s work, and a captivating glimpse into Hollywood’s most romantic era.
John Bengtson is a business lawyer and film historian who discovered the magic of silent comedy at an early age. He is the author of the critically acclaimedSilent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Charlie Chaplin,Silent Echoes: Discovering Early Hollywood Through the Films of Buster Keaton, andSilent Visions: Di...
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Title:Silent Traces: Discovering Early Hollywood through the Films of Charlie Chaplin
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.5 X 11 X 0.63 in
Published:August 11, 2006
Publisher:Santa Monica Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781595800145

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