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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The Interview: Tom Harper

Published on 23 July 2014

I try and spend as much time as possible in a place or location before I shoot there. It helps me get inside the world.

 

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Watching The Week

Published on 20 July 2014

Trailers, fashion campaigns and mockumentaries populate this week’s viewing selection.

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One From the Archive: Rafe spall

Published on 19 July 2014

Rafe Spall has one of those faces that is instantly familiar – not in a famous actor way (although the way things are going, it’s only a matter of time), but in an approachable everyman way.