Welcome to the brand new series on Hunger TV where we present a selection of Charlie Chaplin’s best films. Over the coming weeks we will highlight shorts, features and other skits from Chaplin’s career. This series provides you with a mixture of classic works and hidden gems that will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the genius of Chaplin.

‘Twenty Minutes of Love’ (1914) was Chaplin’s directorial debut. He also wrote and starred in the film playing the role of ‘a Pickpocket’. There are many similarities between the characters in these films as there are in all of his works.

Chaplin’s very first film was ‘Making a Living’ (1914). He later recounted that he did not like the character he played, ‘a Swindler’, which is why he invented ‘the Tramp’ character later. This film, like many of Chaplin’s other great works, relies heavily on the comedy from each situation rather than the narrative itself.

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Features / Film

The Interview: James McAvoy

Published on 22 April 2014

With Filth released in the States next month we talk Scottish slang and dirty humour with the star, as well as putting him on the spot for a few impressions.

 

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Watching The Week

Published on 20 April 2014

From the sublime to the ridiculous, here’s the best of what we’ve been watching this week.

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Music / Film

The Interview: Chloe Howl

Published on 18 April 2014

“There’s a difference between women who are dressing sexily for themselves and to empower other women and those who are obviously doing it for attention – it’s very thin line!”

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Film / Features

The Interview: Rebecca Hall

Published on 15 April 2014 1 Comment

“There’s a tendency to assume that women aren’t allowed to be at the forefront of films that aren’t rom-coms or period dramas, and it’s crazy.” Rebecca Hall gets real.

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This Week’s Short: STOP

Published on 15 April 2014

A chance bus stop encounter between a shy, introverted woman and a loud, over-confident teenage girl takes a deeper turn.

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Watching The Week

Published on 13 April 2014

From sex with Paul Rudd to singing goats and everything in between, here’s the best of the web this week.