Showing posts with label Work. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Work. Show all posts

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Work, released June 21, 1915

“Most of the fun in Work, one of my very latest releases, comes through the efforts of a painter’s assistant to push a two-wheeled barrow loaded with materials. This idea came to me from a scene I witnessed, one that was not funny for the assistant, but very laughable for the bystanders. The man was trying to get up a hill, and the weight of the barrow kept pulling him up in the air, and letting him down again, until finally he was carried up in a half circle over his barrow wheel and the contents were spilled. I enlarged the idea, and the audiences shout with amusement.”
—From “How I Made My Success” by Charlie Chaplin, The Theater (September, 1915).

Sunday, May 18, 2014

WORK (1915)

I spent the day removing wallpaper. I had much better luck than Charlie and his pals (who were putting it up).


Friday, July 27, 2012

Charlie & Edna Purviance in a photo taken during the filming of Work, 1915.