Posts From Brent Reid

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Charting Charlie Chaplin on Criterion Blu-ray and DVD

Tracking the US Criterion Collection’s periodic release of Chaplin’s 1918–1957 output on disc Trickling out each one over a period of several years, they’re taking their time and doing it

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New UK Charlie Chaplin Discs from Artificial Eye

Charlie Chaplin Competition: Win Artificial Eye Blu-rays and DVDs! It must be that time of year already: ol’ Charlie’s 1918–1957 films are being re-released on Blu-ray and DVD yet again But there’s

Interviews

A Veteran at 21: Chatting With Actor and Silent Film Musician Seamas Carey

When is a piano not a piano? When it belongs to accomplished actor, musician and playwright, Seamas Carey! Taking it from the top: this multi-talented young man fills us in on

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 3

Early Reissues As the Little Tramp’s popularity grew, so did the scale and complexity of his films They became longer and more sophisticated as he moved to bigger studios Each time Chaplin moved on,

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British Silent Film Festival and Symposium News

The four day British Silent Film Festival is back, but first we’ve another symposium and film screening – exciting times! That’s right: the British Silent Film Festival is set to

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 2

The Bad, the Ugly and the Good Continuing this unique roadmap to Chaplin’s vast back catalogue We’ve covered the what it is; now for the how and why it is There’s a huge disparity

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide

Charlie Chaplin is the most popular and enduring star of the silent era But his films on home video are a minefield for collectors everywhere Working out where to start

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Jessica Martin, Star of Stage, Screen and… Comics?!

Silent greats are still inspiring their modern counterparts… We turn the spotlight on West End star’s new Clara Bow comic! It’s difficult to describe Jessica Martin’s profession but in the