Meet the genius behind our Genius Series print, Chaplin!
Today is Truly Genius Tuesday, and we’re talking about a guy best known for silence, Charlie Chaplin! Charlie Chaplin was one of the most pivotal actors during the silent-film era and is considered one of Hollywood’s first superstars.
Celebrated for his famous role in The Tramp, Charlie Chaplin was not only a talented actor, but is also considered to be one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of American cinema. He was countlessly recognized throughout his career. Not only was he was awarded with a special Academy Award from the Motion Picture Academy, but also knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
Chaplin grew up in poverty in London. It seems his story soon developed into a “rags to riches” tale through his love of performing. He began stage acting when he was very young and at the age of 19, Chaplin signed with the Fred Karno company, bringing him to the United States. By the age of 29, he was one of the well-known figures in the world.
Not just an actor
Acting wasn’t Charlie Chaplin’s only contribution in his films… he wrote, directed, produced, edited, and composed the music for most of them. He truly was a jack-of-all-trades in the film industry.
“The genius of the films of Charlie Chaplin is that he invested this utterly predictable world with such genuine astonishment, delight and humanity and, in passing, discovered, almost in spite of himself, the particular existing within the generic.”
– Vincent Canby, NY Times
The secret behind his success
Chaplin was known as a perfectionist when it came to his films. He felt that a successful scene was not only created by the main character, but by every person in the scene. He would walk each actor through every scene and require unity among the entire cast in every performance. Though it was unconventional and at times ran his filming over-time and over-budget, the audience’s reaction to Chaplin’s films confirmed his habits to be successful.
The final few years
Chaplin spent the final few decades of his career securing his films’ ownerships and distribution rights, while also preparing them for re-release. He went through each film, re-editing and scoring scenes. The first of his films to be re-released was The Chaplin Revue in 1959.
The genius with a lot of hats!
Add Chaplin to your stash!
To celebrate today’s Truly Genius Tuesday feature, we have a limited amount of select bumGenius and Flip Chaplin cloth diapers and accessories available at cottonbabies.com! If you already have this Genius Series print in your cloth diaper stash, maybe it’s time to accessorize! TODAY ONLY, the following Chaplin Genius Gear is on sale!
- Chaplin Tees – $2 off
- Chaplin Totes – $5 off
- Chaplin/Audrey Pins – $1 off
- Digital Download Art Prints – $3 off
Enter to win our Truly Genius Tuesday Giveaway!
It’s not Truly Genius Tuesday without a giveaway! For a chance to win our Chaplin Prize Pack, including a Chaplin Genius Series bumGenius 4.0, bumGenius Outing Wet Bag & Genius Tee, tell us what your favorite movie is!
Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Central Time, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway.