Presenting THE GOLD RUSH
The Gold Rush • 15m
In 1942, Charlie Chaplin released a sound version of THE GOLD RUSH, effectively abandoning his 1925 silent. In 1993, filmmakers David Gill and Kevin Brownlow reconstructed the original film, for which there were few surviving elements. In this program, Brownlow and Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance recount the journey of this comic masterpiece.
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Chaplin Today: THE GOLD RUSH
This documentary, directed by Serge Le Péron in 2002, offers a thorough account of the making of THE GOLD RUSH and features interviews with actor Georgia Hale and Hollywood legend Mary Pickford, as well as personal observations by filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo.
Visual Effects in THE GOLD RUSH
In this 2012 interview, visual effects expert Craig Barron looks at the techniques used to create some of the classic set pieces in THE GOLD RUSH.
Music by Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin composed most of his own scores, beginning with CITY LIGHTS in 1931. He also returned to his earlier silent films and composed new scores for their rereleases. In this 2012 interview, composer and conductor Timothy Brock discusses Chaplin’s musical achievements, as well as his own...