Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Of Comedy

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Laughter is the essence of a graceful comedy, equally important with the display of a dynamic performance. Trough time we have been enlighten with wonderful performances that included graceful movements, a true dynamic connection and storytelling background. At the present time, our comedy industry has come a long away, notably with more modern performances and unique connections between performer and viewer. The main question here is where does many of our famous comedians and performers obtained their inspiration to amaze us with their performances. With this on mind, we can travel back in time to analyze the roots of pure comedy and performance. As a matter of fact, what better comedy icon that Charlie Chaplin to help us have a look into …show more content…
Charlie Chaplin unique techniques are described by his own words, "My technique is the outcome of thinking for myself...it is not borrow from what other are doing" (Kamin, The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin Artistry in Motion). Moreover, a standard of performance was created making it tempting to imitate him and be able to master his techniques. For instance, Dan Kamin narrates that “he spent hours breaking down the dance of the rolls from The Gold Rush; because of his fascination to delve into the mechanist of this fabulous sequence” (Kamin, The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin Artistry in Motion). Charlie Chaplin’s dance of the rolls caused sensation in the 1900s; and eventually journeyed in time to future films. We also learned that Dan Kamin taught the same routine to actor, Johnny Depp, for his performance on Benny and Joon (Kamin, The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin Artistry in Motion). In order to grasp in our minds the influence Chaplin had we have to enter in character, in other words we have to perform with …show more content…
Chaplin’s performances were performed with passion and vision, not to mention that he lives us with a lifetime example of perseverance. Charlie Chaplin knew what he wanted since his early years and did not allow obstacles in his path to achieve his goal. Charlie Chaplin’s words give us courage to never loose site of our goal; “I never lost sight of my ultimate aim to become an actor” (Kamin, The Comedy of Charlie Chaplin Artistry in Motion). As a matter of fact, Charlie Chaplin became more than an actor; he shaped

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