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    Charlie Chaplin Shorts and 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Playing Inaugural Hamptons Summer Family Film Festival

    The Hamptons International Film Festival will kick start the first edition of its Summer Family Film Festival with Charlie Chaplin's "The Rink."

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    20 Films About Doubles And Doppelgangers

    In a culture of cellphone-snapped selfies it’s hard to imagine a time when people might have been afraid of their own image. But Facebook walls and Instagram feeds to the contrary, for the vastly longer portion of human history, to see a perfect replica of yourself was an uncanny event, impossible e...

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    Charlie Chaplin's First and Only Novel 'Footlights' Finally Published After 60 Years

    Exciting news for Chaplin fans: The auteur's only work of fiction ever written, a dark novella following the tragedies of a washed-up clown which would become the main inspiration for his 1952 masterwork "Limelight," will be made available to the public after having gone unpublished for 60 years.

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    CINE-LIST: Five Essential Must-See Chaplin Films (CLIPS)

    To coincide with Criterion’s Blu-ray release of Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights,” new weekly column Cine-List has compiled five essential Chaplin films. For the Chaplin novice, these are indispensable titles to start with. For Chaplin buffs, they are titles to return to again and again.

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    Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen Sends Elderly Woman Flying Off Stage in BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards Prank

    On Saturday night the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards honored Sacha Baron Cohen with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy and the "Borat" and "Bruno" fame honored them right back with yet another unpredictably funny stunt.

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    Junk Car Drive-In to Cruise into Queens on October 4

    New York City is no stranger to a summertime park screening, but a drive-in steeped in past movie-going iconography is certainly no easy find and the "Empire Drive-in" junk car installation might just be the place to find it. The Queens drive-in, featuring a 40-foot screen constructed using salvaged...

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    Orson Welles Hates 'Vertigo,' Calls 'Citizen Kane' A Comedy And More From 'My Lunches With Orson'

    The rise and fall of Orson Welles' filmmaking career has grown legendary over the years, its tragedies epitomized by the transition of the once-striking young prodigy's into a beefy Falstaffian grump in his later years.

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    Five of the Most Romantic Classics Made Available by Hulu and Criterion's Love Affair

    For the last couple of years, the Criterion Collection has done its best to offer a light in the life of unlucky in love cinephiles everywhere by offering a flash sale of its inventory in their online store on Valentine's Day. If anyone woke up this morning initially feeling heartbroken and betr...

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    Catherine Deneuve Is This Year's Recipient of the Annual Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center has chosen French icon Catherine Deneuve as this year's recipient of their annual Chaplin Award. The 39th Chaplin Award Gala will be held in Alice Tully Hall on April 2. 
"The Board is very excited to have Catherine Deneuve as the next recipient of Th...

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    One Little Problem with "Hugo" (Spoilers)

    Let me start off by saying that I love Martin Scorsese's "Hugo." It's the perfect blend of "Amelie" and "The Sandlot" and "Cinema Paradiso" and the spirits of Charles Dickens and Jules Verne and of course the works of George Méliès and th...

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