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Date Posted: 15:52:29 03/27/00 Mon
Author: Calvero
Subject: Re: Chaplin Videos
In reply to: Chris 's message, "Chaplin Videos" on 21:16:28 03/26/00 Sun

> I am the proud owner of two large box sets( vide
> tapes) of Chaplin films.
> Which I recieved as Christmas gifts. I sat down to
> enjoy them and found I was having a hard time
> following them.They just weren't having the same
> impact on me as I had gotten from seeing some of them
> in the past on tv. The problem I discovered, much to
> my disappointment, was the music.
> Whom ever assembled these videos, used what seems to
> me to be Dixie land jazz. Old recordings at that. It's
> nice enough music, which I'm sure could be better
> enjoyed by itself. But in the context of these old
> films, just doesn't fit and is really quite
> distracting. At certain points you can actually hear
> someone speaking! (I thought these were supposed to be
> silent films!) Quite Irritating. Well I needed to talk
> about this and vent a little. Thanks for listening.
> This is a great web site to visit if you're a fan.
> I'll be back again.

You must be talking about the Madacy sets. I have both of them, and I certainly agree about the music. A number of other fans feel the same way. By itself it's fun but it's just doesn't go with the movies. What I would suggest is get some ragtime (Scott Joplin is good...he did "The Entertainer" and "Maple Leaf Rag") and also classical music also works. Chaplin himself used some classical bits for some of his movies like his re-release of "The Gold Rush" (narrated version) and The Great Dictator.

Calvero :)
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  • Re: Chaplin Videos -- Chazfan, 20:30:10 03/27/00 Mon
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