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Uniform Title Limelight (Motion picture : 1952)
Title Limelight / Janus Films ; mk2 Diffusion ; original story and screenplay by Charles Chaplin ; directed by Charles Chaplin.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  AD BLU-RAY LIMELIGHT    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (137 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm.)
digital optical rda
video file Blu-Ray rda
Motion picture.
Series Criterion collection ; 56
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 756.
System Details Blu-ray; requires Blu-ray player; Aspect ratio 1.33:1.
Note Title from sell sheet.
Cast Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton, Sydney Chaplin, Norman Lloyd, Andre Eglevsky, Melissa Hayden, Marjorie Bennett.
Credits Music composed by Charles Chaplin ; arranged by Ray Rasch and Charles Chaplin ; conducted by Keith Williams ; director of photography, Karl Struss ; art director, Eugene Lourie ; editor, Joe Inge ; wardrobe designed by Riley Thorne.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.
Special edition features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray; Chaplin's "Limelight": Its evolution and intimacey, a new video essay by Charlie Chaplin biographer David Robinso; New interviews with actors; Chaplin today: "Limelight," a 2002 documentary on the film; Outtake from the film; Archival audio recording of Charlie Chaplin reading two short excerpts from his novella Footlights; Two short films by Chaplin; Trailers; Plus: an essay by critic Peter von Bagh.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary A masterful drama about the twilight of a former vaudeville star is among the writer/directorâ‚‚s most touching films. Calvero, a once beloved musical-comedy performer, now a washed-up alcoholic who lives in a small London flat. A glimmer of hope arrives when he meets a beautiful but melancholy ballerina who lives downstairs.
Subject Comedians -- Drama.
Ballet dancers -- Drama.
Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Genre/Form Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977, screenwriter, film director, actor, composer (expression), arranger of music.
Bloom, Claire, 1931- actor.
Bruce, Nigel, 1895-1953, actor.
Keaton, Buster, 1895-1966, actor.
Chaplin, Sydney, actor.
Lloyd, Norman, 1914-2021 actor.
Eglevsky, André, actor.
Hayden, Melissa, actor.
Bennett, Marjorie, 1894-1982, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN 9781604659931
Standard No. 715515146210
Music No. CC2481BD The Criterion Collection
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