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Cinema

Charlie Chaplin

For more convenience when answering the questions, print out the following pages first. Then, 
copy the link below and paste it in a new window in your browser to start the quest.
(You may also click it from this page if you like but it might not be convenient at all 
to come back here when too many pages are open!)

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Screen/7157/index.html

 

I- Get to the page dealing with Charlie Chaplin's life.

II- Now, read the whole page through. Then, try and complete the following grid:

First and middle names

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Last name

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Place of birth

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Date of birth

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Father's job

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Mother's job

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III- In the grid below, you'll find a list of some of Chaplin's life key events. Write down the 
corresponding dates but be careful: they're all mixed up!

EVENTS

DATES

Charlie Chaplin receives a special Academy Reward

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Charlie Chaplin starts working for Essanay Company

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First film starring Chaplin

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Chaplin goes on his first tour round the USA.

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Chaplin sets up his own company called United Artists

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Chaplin shoots the film entitled The Great Dictator

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His last film in the USA: Lime Light

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Chaplin makes a film with Sofia Loren and Marlon Brando

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IV- Now, go back to the home page and click on the link to the exhibition hall.

1) Try and find the pictures of the films mentioned below and indicate in which gallery 
there are:

  Film Titles

Goddard Wing

Norman Wing

The Circus

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City Lights

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The Bank

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The Great Dictator

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The Kid

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 2) Choose one picture  from the film The Great Dictator and describe it in details.

Write your description here:









 

V- Now, type in the following Web address in the address bar of your navigator or click
the link below:

http://us.imdb.com/search

VI- This is a film database on the Internet. 
Write down:
1°) the date of release of each of the five films listed in question IV-1 
2°) the names of the four main actors who played a part in it.
To find the information you're looking for, use the search box on the left-hand 
side of your screen: type in the title of the film and click the Go button.

 

Title of the film

Actors

Date of release



The Circus

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City Lights

 

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The Bank

 

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The Kid

 

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The Great Dictator

 

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VII- Now, write a short summary of The Great Dictator. Then, answer the following questions as 
precisely as possible (to do so, read the user's comments for some help).

1°) How old was Charlie Chaplin when he made the film?
2°) What was the situation in Europe at that time?
3°) Was it a silent or a talking movie?

Write your summary and your answers to the questions here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VIII- Now, type in the following URL address in the address bar of your browser: 

http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Screen/7157/index.html

1°) Go back to the Charlie Chaplin pages and make your way through the site again.
2°) Select the picture from The Great Dictator you described in question IV-2 and print it out 
(you can do this either at school in the library or at home). Stick your picture in the frame below.

 

Stick your picture here

 

Correction

 

 

 

 

 

 

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