In doing all of this fun! research I realized that it would be interesting to put some of the films from our collection that had been researched on a film display in the library. Many of you may have seen the display of popular films located in the library just outside of the tv/ seating area. It came to my realization that we had a lot of interesting books and films on Charlie Chaplin who in many ways was the father of American cinema. Chaplin brought hope and laughter to a generation of Americans that went through the first world war and then very difficult economic times during the great depression. His character, "Little Tramp" has been an incredibly iconic figure in American culture. A student was researching Chaplin for The Philosophy of Film course and we discovered many of the great resources that we havein the library on the early American film icon. So I thought it would be a great idea to put some of these things on display. We have also ordered the 1992 film, Chaplin, in which Robert Downey Jr. plays Charlie Chaplin. I thought it was important to explain this display and the resource that are on it. Check out the Charlie Chaplin display just inside the library.
|Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. Photograph of Chaplin as the Little Tramp. [n.d.].retrieved from www.artstor.org 3/26/11|