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Sound of Cinema: Chaplin and Music

Matthew Sweet explores Charlie Chaplin's work as composer, the importance that music played in his creative life and its role in the development of his films.

Charlie Chaplin's role as a pioneering actor, comedian and film maker we know. Less well known is his work as a film composer. Although he could not read music, he worked very closely with music collaborators, singing ideas and giving advice about instrumentation. Matthew Sweet explores the importance of music in Chaplin's creative life and the crucial role it played in his films.

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