Tuesday Dec 10
'Perfectionist' Charlie Chaplin demanded 342 takes for one movie scene
Charlie Chaplin performs in 1931 film "City Lights." New behind-the-scenes footage reveals the actor and director made his co-star, Virginia Cherrill, re-do one scene 342 times.
City Lights: Criterion Collection
Directed by: Charles Chaplin Written by: Charles Chaplin Starring: Charles Chaplin, Virginia Cherrill, Florence Lee, Harry Myers, Al Eernest Garcia, Hank Mann You may not think a silent film needs the Blu-ray treatment, but Charlie Chaplin, like many of his contemporaries, shot his stories with the big screen in mind.
Rare Home Movies Show Charlie Chaplin Directing a Scene That Took a Staggering 342 Takes to Get Right
Here's some rare 16 mm home-movie footage of Charlie Chaplin directing an actress he discovered when he sat next to her at a boxing match.