Archive for Chaplin

Kid Stuff

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on June 7, 2018 by dcairns

My third Anatomy of a Gag video essay on Chaplin is up at Criterion, here. It’s definitely the cutest.

Sadly, we couldn’t figure out a way to include my signed photo of Jackie Coogan, but here’s a photo of the photo.

Choking Charlie

Posted in FILM with tags , on May 31, 2018 by dcairns

My second Anatomy of a Gag on Chaplin, edited by Stephen Horne, produced by Liz Helfgott, is up at Criterion. This one is one I’m very chuffed with, as I hone in on a recurring motif in Chaplin that nobody else, so far as I know, has analysed.


Happy Feet

Posted in Dance, FILM with tags , , , on May 24, 2018 by dcairns

The latest Anatomy of a Gag video, written by me and edited by Stephen Horne, is up at Criterion’s revamped website, here. And will be followed by more, on a roughly monthly basis!

This one deals with Chaplin’s terpsichorean side — features Extraordinary Vocal Contribution by Randall William Cook. Please have a look and comment.