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 Hunger Games: Kurt and Bart

Published on 21 November 2014

The costumes designers of Hunger Games: Mockingjay talk us through the designs in this year’s biggest blockbuster.

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Angelina Jolie to quit acting

Published on 20 November 2014

The Oscar winner describes “never feeling comfortable as an actor” and reveals ambitions for a career as director.

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This Week’s Short: La Carnada

Published on 17 November 2014

In this week’s short, 13 year-old, Manny from Tijuana embarks on a drug smuggle across the “Devil’s Highway”.