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Charlie Chaplin – The Kid
2021 marks the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s first feature film THE MONKEY (The Kid ), a silent film masterpiece that retains its artistic value even today. To commemorate its value and pay tribute to the style and great creative vein of Chaplin, who was not only an actor and director of his films, but also an author, screenwriter, producer and last but not least a composer, the Ass. Cult. Orchestra Italiana del Cinema, with the contribution of the Ministry of Culture and in collaboration with Charlie Chaplin™ ©Bubbles Incorporates S.A., is organizing three events featuring the screening of the film with a live performance of the original score arranged and performed on piano by Maude Nelissen. On Friday, Dec. 10, at 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 11, in a double performance at 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. , the Dutch pianist, who worked closely with the last arranger of Chaplin’s music, Eric James, and has always been dedicated to musical accompaniment for silent films, will therefore play the entire score of “The Brat,” in sync with the images, on an exceptional stage: that of the renovated Teatro Parioli in Rome.
The soundtrack was composed by Chaplin at an already advanced age in 1971, exactly 50 years after the film’s release: in fact, the author had decided to cut some scenes that he considered outdated by time, and to give a broader musical scope to the work: he composed eighteen distinct movements in his own hand and entrusted his faithful collaborator Eric James with the task of transcribing them on the stave. Instead, English arranger and composer Eric Rogers was called in to orchestrate the music and conduct the recording session. The re-recorded version was recorded in a single day, on October 25 of that year, and helped make the film a tremendous success across the country, where it ran for months. On the evening of April 4, just days before he was to be given a lifetime achievement Oscar that should have repaid him at least in part for the exile to which Hollywood had forced him, a huge crowd greeted the Tramp at the entrance to New York’s Lincoln Center for a premiere of the version of the film with the new score.
Tickets for the triple performance on sale on the Vivaticket circuit.
UNABRIDGED SCREENING OF THE 1921 MASTERPIECE FILM WITH MUSIC BY CHAPLIN HIMSELF PERFORMED ON PIANO BY MAUD NELISSEN
Friday, December 10 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 – 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Via Giosuè Borsi 20, Rome
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