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Landmark: Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

Lucy Porter, Paul McGann, Kevin Brownlow and David Robinson join Matthew Sweet on stage at the Watershed during Bristol's Slapstick Festival to discuss Chaplin's film City Lights.

Charlie Chaplin's City Lights is ranked by The American Film Institute as one of the best American films ever made. A silent film released after the introduction of sound into cinema, it was also one of Chaplin's most commercially successful releases.
To mark the centenary of Chaplin's iconic tramp character, Matthew Sweet discusses City Lights with comedian Lucy Porter, actor Paul McGann, film maker and historian Kevin Brownlow, and Chaplin's biographer David Robinson.
Recorded in front of a live audience at the Watershed Arts Centre as part of the Bristol Slapstick Festival.

You can download this programme by searching in the Arts and Ideas podcasts for the broadcast date.
First broadcast 19/02/2014.

Producer: Luke Mulhall.

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45 minutes

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin

You can find out the about the events celebrating 100 years of the Tramp character on the official Charlie Chaplin page and you can explore the Charlie Chaplin archives here.

 

Image: Free Thinking Panel including Kevin Brownlow, Paul McGann, Matthew Sweet, David Robinson, Lucy Porter. The programme was recorded at the Slapstick Festival in Bristol.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Matthew Sweet
Interviewed Guest Lucy Porter
Interviewed Guest Paul McGann
Interviewed Guest Kevin Brownlow
Interviewed Guest David Robinson
Producer Luke Mulhall

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