Charlie Chaplin

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English comedian and film maker

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The now famous poem Chaplinesque on the celebrated American actor (about whom Crane believed that he was "the greatest living actor," "the prime interpreter of the soul imposed upon by modern society"; Letter to Charmion Wiegand, 6 May 1922; Crane 1952: 85) is a revealing poetic experiment, whereby Crane's message pointed to the difficulty of human existence faced permanently in the city with total (emotional / physical) obliteration.
Everything seems to be coming apart at the seams, and it only gets worse as Zundel's flight from work-world drudgery leads him further and further afield into a Chaplinesque comedy of errors.
forward, even in hell-realms, by its Chaplinesque gait of intermingled
The story contains a seed for silent slapstick movies to come, a Chaplinesque 'modernism', now a dominant form within modernist studies but, at the time, a rare association.
The former choreographs the Chaplinesque, near-wordless physical comedy of human bodies in the interior spaces of a coolly modern office-tower block until punctuality and architectural order are ruptured; the latter orchestrates the balletic dance of anthropological past (hominids on earth) and sci-fi future (astronauts in space) in its eons-spanning tale of humans developing technology until the technology threatens to master them.
Ranbir's performance as the deafmute hero was a mix of Chaplinesque humour and the standard melodramatic loverboy image.
Though Cohn acknowledges that Beckett is a master of Chaplinesque clowning, "cosmic irony" (which usually conveys a sense of injustice, victimization and acrid pathos) remains the most important category.
Steve's good humor and quick wit will be matched by the Chaplinesque clowning of the irrepressible Renaldo.
Apprenticing in aviation and then travel journalism, Pyle had carefully crafted the persona of a self-effacing, slightly Chaplinesque little guy pestered by small inconveniences and yet driven by grand dreams.
Rotund of figure and bacchanalian in appetite, Kim appeared a faintly ridiculous, Chaplinesque dictator.
It reflects the confidence of a young, independent India which, like the clothing of actor / director Raj Kapoor's Chaplinesque "Everyman," is a patchwork of many pieces.
The vignette of Petronella van Damn worrying about cooking her soup and food while being tormented by Dussel the in-house dentist has a Chaplinesque quality:
The Real World," a story light in mood and tone, has a compelling Chaplinesque quality to it, calling to mind the bizarre victimization of the hero of Modern Times.
For newcomers to the show and musical fans, the crack SpeakEasy revival makes "Nine" a Chaplinesque 10.