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Stealing Chaplin: Film Review

Ed Rampell Hollywood Progressive
In 1978 body snatchers really did dig up and try to ransom the corpse of the legendary actor Charlie Chaplin shortly after his death. 'Stealing Chaplin' uses this fact-based bit of skullduggery as a mere launching pad for its fact-free comedy.

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Reader Comments: Impeachment; 'Deal of the Century; Socialist History of Martin Luther King Jr; Anti-Semitism on Rise; Germany; Chicago, Israel - Living by Occupation and the Sword; Charlie Chaplin and Flint Sit-Down Strike; Resources; Announcements

Tidbits - March 23, 2017 - Reader Comments: U.S. Wants Cambodia to Pay for U.S. War; Trump, Russian Hacking; Democratic Party - Which Way; Bernie Sanders; MLK Vietnam Speech; Incredible Resource List (with links); Announcements; and more...

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Charlie Chaplin's Legacy Looms Large - He would have been 125 April 16

Ed Rampell The Progressive
Most people know Charlie Chaplin, whose 125th birthday was April 16, as a giant figure in the history of film. Chaplin's films were as funny as they were deeply revelatory of the human condition. His raucous cinematic assault on fascism, discussed here, helps enrich our understanding about what made this clown one of our most sublime and important artists.
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