|Posted by George Clarke on October 20, 2010 at 11:15 AM|
this is something I have been trying to get round my head for the past year or more...
As a massive fan of Charlie Chaplin, I treated myself to an awesome boxset of his top films. All of which are double discs and contain numerous hours of behind the scenes footage, film premieres, home footage, trailers, and much much more - even a 3D test.
Keeping in mind that quite a few of Chaplins films are close to hitting the 100 year old mark, I found myself completely dumbstruck while watching the footage for the premiere of his film 'The Circus' at Manns Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, LA when a certain scene came on...
Played over 100 times, slowed down, zoomed up, frame by frame - the scene in question features a pretty large woman (to which I am now convinced is a man in drag) strolling past the camera while talking on a mobile phone! ...oh yeah, and its 1928!!!
So without going into too much detail here, please click on this link to my Youtube page (or alternatively go to the video page on this site) to see my 8 minute lecture on this subject which includes the footage in multiple takes.
You won't believe your eyes - and if you do, and can give me some sort of explanation, please drop me a line
P.S. Guys, sorry but please note that when you leave a comment you may get emails from webs.com asking to join this site or such. Feel free to delete!! I've heard back from a few of you regarding this and cant find where to knock it off - but still looking! Just in case... Thanks!!