Imagine being plucked from obscurity at age nineteen to star alongside Charlie Chaplin. That’s what happened to London stage actor Claire Bloom in 1951, when she was courted for the female leading role in Chaplin’s Limelight. We recently interviewed the gracious Bloom about her experiences working with Chaplin for our release of Limelight. Watch the beginning of that interview below.
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.