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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 5

Essanay and Mutual 1980s–2000s Restorations For many years the Little Tramp’s mid-1910s films were inaccessible and languished in poor condition In the 1980s, film preservationist David Shepard fully restored them

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Charlie Chaplin Collectors’ Guide, Part 4

Keystone 1914 The Little Tramp makes his first foray into film and refines the art of motion picture comedy More than mere early sketches, Chaplin’s earliest films offer much broad

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide, Part 2

1920s Screenings Every known première and 1920s screening of the tenacious vampire film that refused to die Even legal action from the widow of Dracula’s author couldn’t halt the spread of its

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The Birth of a Nation: Controversial Classic Gets a Definitive New Restoration

Giveaway: Win Two Brilliant BFI Birth of a Nation Blu-ray Sets! Landmark film still generates headlines and fierce debate over a century after original release Photoplay’s Patrick Stanbury recounts the tale

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Nosferatu: History and Home Video Guide

“Nosferatu – Does this word not sound to thee like the midnight call of the Bird of Death? Take care in saying it, otherwise the images of life will fade to shadows, and ghostly dreams will rise from your heart and nourish themselves on your blood.”

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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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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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