The filmmaker Charlie Chaplin developed some of the most iconic movies ever made. His work is studied worldwide. His style and characters remain reference points for the film industry.
After joining D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in 1919 to create United Artists, Charlie Chaplin funded his own movies and received the rewards of his creative genius.
In the beginning as a filmmaker, he started movies with little more than an idea. He used the film process to flesh out ideas, and develop stunts as the story line progressed. He worked from inspiration. When he was not inspired, he took days off until the next and right idea came to him. His process of filming sequentially created plot problems that needed to be overcome later.
His artistry was not limited to comedic acting and film; he was an accomplished musician who formed the Charles Chaplin Music Corporation. He won an Oscar for best score for Limelight.
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