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The Great Dictator: Geraldine Chaplin in the films of Carlos Saura

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As the first chapter of this book demonstrates, moviegoers mainly knew Geraldine Chaplin in the 1960s as the daughter of cinema’s most famous silent clown. Nevertheless, the expansive, transnational ... More


A Woman of Paris: Geraldine Chaplin across French cinema

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Charlie Chaplin was a major figure in postwar film criticism, particularly in France, where critical luminaries such as André Bazin, Éric Rohmer, François Truffaut, and Jacques Rivette all wrote on ... More


Modern Times: Geraldine Chaplin across contemporary cinema

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the biopic Chaplin (1992), Geraldine Chaplin plays her own grandmother. This is the role that, in owing perhaps to the novelty of a film star playing her own relation, is perhaps the most widely ... More


The Circus: Geraldine Chaplin in the cinemas of Robert Altman and Alan Rudolph

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In many of her American films, Geraldine Chaplin is figured in self-reflexive stories about stardom and self-image, particularly in the films directed by Robert Altman and Alan Rudolph in the 1970s ... More


The Kid: Geraldine Chaplin in the sixties

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Geraldine Chaplin emerged as a film star in the 1960s upon her highly publicized appearance in David Lean’s epic film Doctor Zhivago (1965). Accompanying her presence in Lean’s film was public ... More


Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Steven Rybin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The most distinguished actor among Charlie Chaplin’s children, Geraldine Chaplin has created a striking performative presence across international cinema. In shifting cinematic contexts and through ... More


Into the limelight

Steven Rybin

in Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474427968
eISBN:
9781474490658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Geraldine Chaplin’s first appearance as an actor in cinema was in a brief role in her father’s 1952 film Limelight. This chapter begins with a discussion of that moment, and from there discusses the ... More


John Barrymore’s Sparkling Topaze

Steven Rybin

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Topaze (1933) John Barrymore plays Professor Topaze, a principled man who unwittingly becomes a shill for a dishonest consumer product. This essay connects Barrymore’s complex and subtle ... More


The Curious Case of Sherlock Holmes

Colin Williamson

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines John Barrymore’s performance as the titular character in Sherlock Holmes (1922), focusing on the reception of Barrymore’s performance as the titular title character. The chapter ... More


Barrymore and the Scene of Acting: Gesture, Speech, and the Repression of Cinematic Performance

Barry Langford

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This essay uncovers the nascent modernity of Barrymore’s work in the late silent film The Beloved Rogue. In this film, as this essay shows, Barrymore gives a self-referential screen performance that ... More


From Rome to Berlin: Barrymore as Romantic Lover

Douglas McFarland

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In four films made from 1926 to 1932, Don Juan, Eternal Love, Arsene Lupin, and Grand Hotel, John Barrymore played a series of leading men embroiled in passionate affairs. He showed himself adept at ... More


“Planes, Motors, Schedules”: Night Flight and the Modernity of John Barrymore

Will Scheibel

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

“All you care about is planes, motors, schedules,” cries Helen Hayes in the aviation melodrama Night Flight (1933), condemning John Barrymore’s airline director for the dispassion he shows towards ... More


“I Never Thought I Should Sink So Low as to Become an Actor”: John Barrymore in Twentieth Century

William Rothman

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Twentieth Century (1934), John Barrymore as Oscar Jaffe gives a performance so stupendous in its theatricality and wit that it ranks as one of the most brilliant – and most profound – in the ... More


“Has this thing appeared again tonight?”: Deus Ex Machina and Other Theatrical Interventions of the Supernatural

Freddie Rokem

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The appearance of the supernatural on the theatrical stage as well as on the movie screen, in particular through a deus ex machina, but also in the form of ghosts or dybbuks, is still, even after the ... More


Prospero Unbound: John Barrymore’s Theatrical Transformations of Cinema Reality

George Toles

in Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Barrymore might be described as the supreme embodiment of theatre on film. No matter what roles he plays, the aura of theatre inescapably and (so often) magically defines his relation to the ... More


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