Peter Bogdanovich has just spent a good chunk of the past few years rummaging through footage and overseeing a documentary on the silent movie legend Buster Keaton. So when I had the chance to speak to the legendary director about “The Great Buster: A Celebration,” the culmination of his work that gives an all-encompassing look at the work and career of Keaton, I should have known just how besotted he was with him. But I was intrigued to know how Keaton compared to Charlie Chaplin, who over 90 years after the introduction of talkies bought an end to the silent era, is arguably the only star of the era to still be a household named. So during our conversation I decided to ask Bogdanovich who he preferred out of Chaplin and Keaton. Unsurprisingly he picked Keaton, before then going to explain why he believes that the likes of “The General,” “Steamboat Bill, Jr.,” and “Our Hospitality” stand up better than … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin?
Batman shows off a little more than some readers wanted to see in new series. (DC Comics)Michael Sangiacomo, The Plain Dealer Another month, another comic controversy. The comic world is starting to feel like the White House. This month the kerfuffle is about Batman, more precisely, a part of Batman we never saw before -- his penis. Someone at DC Comics decided to put the Mature Readers tag on the new Batman series "Batman Damned," written by former Northeast Ohioan Brian Azzarello with art by Lee Bermejo by including the Dark Knight's squire in a couple of panels. There is no reason for it in the plot. The story would have been just as good without it, but there's his Bat-junk in all its glory. Presumably DC did it to get a buzz going about the book, which it certainly succeeded in doing, but for the wrong reasons. "Damned" is the first comic in DC's adult readers line, Black Label, and features the story of a beaten and broken Batman investigating The Joker's alleged murder. … [Read more...] about Batman revealed; Charlie Chaplin: Nazi hunter (Journey Into Comics)
CHAPLIN, Conn. (WTNH) - Emergency crews have responded to a serious motor vehicle accident with extrication in Chaplin.Officials say it happened Saturday afternoon at the intersection of Phoenixville and Pumpkin Hill Roads. State and local police have responded to the scene. Life Star has also been deployed. Investigators are still on the scene.Police say no further updates are planned at this time. It is unknown how many victims have been impacted by the accident. The conditions of those affected by the crash is also unknown.Should any further updates be available, News 8 will be sure to provide them. … [Read more...] about Emergency crews respond to serious crash in Chaplin
Friday, Aug. 24Andrei Rublev, Andrei Tarkovsky's sublime biopic of the famous icon and fresco painter, has been newly restored by Janus Films. The Aero Theatre will premiere this digital presentation on Thursday — a few weeks ahead of its arrival on Blu-ray. Perhaps the greatest movie ever made about the role of the artist in religious life, it was cut significantly by the Soviet government in 1966 and denied a wide release for years, only to be reclaimed as a key work by one of Eastern Europe's most important filmmakers. Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica; Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.; $12. (323) 466-3456, americancinemathequecalendar.com. EXPAND Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn in Two for the Road 20th Century Fox Saturday, Aug. 25The Egyptian Theatre screens Two for the Road — one of the truest portraits of a marriage that Hollywood produced during the sexual revolution — as part of its Fashion & Film series. Kimberly Truhler, founder of GlamAmor, … [Read more...] about Your Weekly Movie To-Do List: Charlie Chaplin, With Live Music
Quintin Chaplin, City of North Charleston 2018/19 Artist-in-Residence The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department this week announced the appointment of Quintin Chaplin as Artist-in-Residence (AIR) for FY2018/19. The City’s AIR serves as a key resource for the department’s outreach programs, especially in the area of art instruction. Quintin will share his unique skills, talents, and experiences by providing residencies and workshops to public schools, seniors, and various community groups in North Charleston through June 2019. Quintin Chaplin is a local muralist, illustrator, and portrait artist. He is skilled in many forms of two-dimensional media, but works primarily in acrylic and watercolor. A native of the Lowcountry, Chaplin graduated from R.B. Stall High School and earned an Associate’s Degree in Art from Trident Technical College in 2013 and a certificate from Pixar Animation Studios in Los Angeles, CA, in 2015. His work has been exhibited in … [Read more...] about Painter and Muralist Quintin Chaplin Named New City of North Charleston Artist-in-Residence