Rent Limelight (1952)

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Synopsis:
Charles Chaplin's Limelight is a glimmering homage to what was, a proud look at a bygone entertainment era and a bittersweet tale of an artist passing the torch to a new generation. Chaplin portrays Calvero (the "tramp comedian" per an old theatrical poster in his room), who rescues a distraught ballerina from suicide and mentors her to success. Among the film's comedy highlights is a musical routine that's anything but routine in the hands of legend Chaplin and stoney-faced Buster Keaton. The extraordinary score by Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell earned the screen legend his only competitive Oscar.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Charles Chaplin
Writers:
Charles Chaplin
Others:
Charles Chaplin, Raymond Rasch, Larry Russell
Studio:
Warner
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Awards:

1973 Oscar Best Original Dramatic Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
22/09/2003
Run Time:
132 minutes
Languages:
English, French, Italian
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Chaplin Today - Limelight: Documentary by Edgardo Cozarinsky with the participation of Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Introduction by David Robinson: Chaplin's biographer sets the film in its historical and cinematic context
  • Deleted Scene: Cut by Chaplin after the film's premiere, this scene contains a conversation between Calvero (Chaplin) and Claudius, the Armless Wonder
  • Original Score: Complete musical soundtrack from Limelight
  • Footlights: Two excerpts from the original novel, read by Charles Chaplin
  • The Professor (1919): In this uncompleted short, Charles Chaplin played the role of a flea-trainer for the first time
  • Home Movies: The Chaplin family in the United States in the early 50s. Chaplin's return to the places of his London childhood in 1959
  • Photo Gallery: 200 production stills, preparatory sketches, Chaplin and Keaton by W. Eugene Smith
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Scenes from films in the Chaplin Collection
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following special features:
- Chaplin Today - Limelight: Documentary by Edgardo Cozarinsky With the Participation of Bernardo Bertolucci
- Introduction by David Robinson: Chaplin's Biographer Sets the Film in Its Historical and Cinematic Context
- Deleted Scene: Cut by Chaplin After the Film's Premiere, This Scene Contains a Conversation Between Calvero (chaplin) and Claudius, the Armless Wonder
- Original Score: Complete Musical Soundtrack from Limelight
- Footlights: Two Excerpts from the Original Novel, Read by Charles Chaplin
- The Professor (1919): in This Uncompleted Short, Charles Chaplin Played the Role of a Flea-trainer for the First Time
- Home Movies: the Chaplin Family in the United States in the Early 50s. Chaplin's Return to the Places of His London Childhood in 1959
- Photo Gallery: 200 Production Stills, Preparatory Sketches, Chaplin and Keaton by W. Eugene Smith
- Theatrical Trailers
- Scenes from Films in the Chaplin Collection
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/03/2011
Run Time:
134 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD High Resolution 5.1
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Introduction by David Robinson (6 mins)
  • Chaplin Today: Limelight - Documentary (26 mins)
  • Footlights - excerpts from the original novel, read by Chaplin (3 mins)

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