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- Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; Unabridged edition (January 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786113405
- ISBN-13: 978-0786113408
- Package Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.8 x 2.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,316,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I haven't often read biographies where the author refers to someone's work (Marlon Brando's, in this particular instance) as a "piece of trash." The author's editorializing and harsh, prejudiced criticisms of work like Rebel Without a Cause were jarring, and felt like the equivalent of an angry old man yelling at whippersnappers to get off his lawn.
I've read since his autobiography was snuck around my junior high school in the mid-60s.
At that time, all we cared about were the "naught" bits. I've thoroughly enjoyed the film
Chaplin, but was totally astonished to see how much of the film was
complete invention after reading this and doing more research.
Lynn's looking at late-Victorian London, and Chaplin's upbringing seems pretty spot on,
and if Chaplin had the wool pulled over his eyes by the Russian Revolution, he was not the
only American progressive guilty of that. Lynn's synopsis of the 1919 Seattle General Strike
is also right on. Two of my favorite parts of the film 'Chaplin' are his relationship with
Douglas Fairbanks, and the making of the film The Kid (1921) [Remastered Edition],
and I wasn't disappointed here. I just re-watched 'The Kid', and loved it.
If you love Chaplin for his film work, and don't want to see his feet of clay, don't read this.
If you want a picture of much of what made Chaplin tick, by all means read this.
One of the funniest stories in this book that you really have to read is about the rich, spoiled Charlie Chaplin lecturing the British Labour Party Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald about economics. Mind you, Charlie never gave much money to charities, but loved social engineering. There are a lot of such rarely discussed facts throughout the book. That's why contemporary followers of ideologies based on mass murder are attacking or dismissing this book.
Treat yourself to this gem