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!
Chaplin “wore a lot of hats” in his trade and was known for his incredible skill. He was a man of passion and dedication, and we love that Chaplin is part of our Genius Series.
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.
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I can’t think of a favorite movie, but I’ve been wanting to have a Mighty Ducks marathon lately.
Favorite movie is probably Amelie, though it’s so hard to choose!
My favorite movie is probably Blade Runner.
My favorite movie is Young Frankenstein with Gene Wilder. It cracks me up every time!
My favorite movie is a Knight’s Tale. Love the music and the actors.
hmm thats a hard one but i love the princess bride
I have a lot of favorite movies. Holiday Inn is a great one, The Shakiest Gun in the West, The Great Race, etc.
My favorite movie is “13 going on 30”
I am an avid Dirty Dancing fan!
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I love The Holiday
dont have a favorite movie!
i dont watch tv any more. but used to love sound of music.
My favorite Chaplin movie is the great dictator, I saw it already as a child and I adore his sensitive yet comic way of bringing such an important topic to the world, and without knowing that, forecasting the future extent of the horror.
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Gone with the wind
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite movie!
I think one of my favorite movies is The Sound of Music.
I love Zootopia and Trolls! Mama of kids lol. Don’t watch too many non-animated movies.
I have to admit, I don’t have very many favorites because I like a lot of different things, but if I had to pick just one favorite movie, I think it would have to be The Sound of Music.
My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.
My favorite movie is Bob Hope’s “Lemon Drop Kid.”
One of my favorite movies that’s a bit more recent is inception.
Our favorite movie is The Sound of Music
I love the movie Aladdin !
My favorite movie is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. My mom loved musicals and I grew up watching a lot of classic movies and musicals.
My favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.
It’s a Wonderful Life
I love the movie Casablanca. Its my favorite movie.
I love this print! It looks so cute on both boys and girls!
This a hard one is I don’t have a favorite movie. I love lots of movies but I guess If I had to pick I would pick Ghost. Love that movie!!
My favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice (with Colin Firth)!
My favorite of his is Limelight! Thanks for the fun giveaway
I love Dan in Real Life!
We’re using Chaplin and Audrey for our Hollywood themed gender reveal party, and if our newest cloth-diapered bundle of joy is a boy, he will be coming home in Chaplin.
My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz
Because it’s very challenging to choose a single favorite film, one I recently fell in love with was “Sing Street.” This was such a sweet and endearing movie!
City Lights sounds good. 🙂
My favorite movie is Dirty Dancing. Or anything with Johnny Depp. I think he’s just such a versatile actor. And I’m on love with this print. So far we only have 2. Bumgenius in our stash that were gifted to us and they’re both solids. Definitely need a print.
My favorite movie is the Usual Suspects!
My favorite movie… so hard! I’m a Disney fan. I love so many Disney movies. My favorites are Robin Hood, Little Mermaid, and we loved Moana! <3
I love Slumdog Millionaire!
My favorite is The Fall.
My favorite movie is The a Princess Bride
Steel Magnolias is my favorite movie. I love it so much, I named my daughter Shelby 🙂
One of the cutest!
I would love, love, love this Chaplin set!
Chaplin is the diaper that made me fall in love with Bumgenius! The tophats, the sophistication, and the simplicity, it was perfectly dapper!
I used the diaper for inspiration for my son’s birthday theme! It was a hit! Truly love this Genius diaper!
My favorite all time movie is back to the future. Cheesy and such a good memory of my childhood.