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Studio 360

American Icons: The Tramp

Thursday, December 25, 2014

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character — the Tramp.

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Studio 360

Broadcasting Live From 1914

Thursday, December 25, 2014

This week, Studio 360 travels back in time to 1914, reporting on the cultural landmarks of a remarkable year.

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WNYC News

Weekend Staff Picks: Winogrand, Cold War & Chaplin

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times" will be accompanied by The New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend.

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Movies on the Radio

Charlie Chaplin and Italian Cinema Classics

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This week, David Garland presents a suite of music from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times," works by Ennio Morricone, and music composed by Nino Rota for films directed by Fellini.

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Studio 360

Broadcasting Live from 1914

Friday, June 27, 2014

This week, Studio 360 is broadcasting from 1914, covering the cultural happenings of a remarkable year. Charlie Chaplin debuted the Tramp, the character who defines the silent film era, in that year; one of America’s great newspaper cartoonists invented the first animated character, Gertie the dinosaur; and George Bernard Shaw ...

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Tramp

Friday, June 27, 2014

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character — the Tramp.

Video: Charlie Chaplin in Kid Auto Races at Venice

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Movies on the Radio

105 Years of Film Music: Part One - The Silent Era

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland kicks off a series of programs on the history of film music. Part one focuses on the original scores for silent film classics such as "Metropolis," "Nosferatu" and more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live Silent Film Scores

Sunday, July 21, 2013

From the Alloy Orchestra's most recent three-night residency at the World Financial Center in February 2011, we'll listen to selections from some of their original film scores including Douglas Fairbanks' "The Black Pirate."  The Alloy Orchestra is just an orchestra of three -Terry Donahue, Roger Miller, Ken Winokur- whose instruments include their famous "rack of junk" (scrap metal transformed into percussion) together with electronic synthesizers and more.  We'll hear their original scores for the 1920 Buster Keaton film, "One Week"  and the 1917 Chaplin film, "Easy Street," and more.

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New Sounds

New Sounds Live Silent Film Scores

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

From the Alloy Orchestra's most recent three-night residency at the World Financial Center in February 2011, we'll listen to selections from some of their original film scores including Douglas Fairbanks' "The Black Pirate."  The Alloy Orchestra is just an orchestra of three -Terry Donahue, Roger Miller, Ken Winokur- whose instruments include their famous "rack of junk" (scrap metal transformed into percussion) together with electronic synthesizers and more.  We'll hear their original scores for the 1920 Buster Keaton film, "One Week"  and the 1917 Chaplin film, "Easy Street," and more.

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The Takeaway

Newly Released Files Reveal Controversy Over Chaplin's Knighthood

Friday, February 17, 2012

Charlie Chaplin's contributions to the eighth art are indisputable. His most famous character, The Tramp, entertained millions and has influenced both "serious" actors and physical comedians for almost 100 years. But it doesn't take a film scholar to see that many of Chaplin's films contain pro-socialist messages, especially in those that he directed. In 1952 during the House Committee on Un-American Activities's second series of investigations, Chaplin was denied re-entry to the U.S. Chaplin lived the rest of his life in Europe, and obtained a knighthood in 1975 — despite a great deal of pressure from the F.B.I.

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Studio 360

American Icons: The Tramp

Friday, November 24, 2006

With just a pair of baggy pants, a derby hat, mustache, floppy shoes, and his own physical genius, Charlie Chaplin created silent film's most memorable character - the Tramp.

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Studio 360

Tramp, John Henry, Robert Altman

Friday, November 24, 2006

Video almost killed the radio star. Kurt Andersen barely survives a visit to a talk show that takes place entirely within the ultra-violent digital game world of Halo 2. And it’s an American Icons double header: we offer an appreciation of Charlie Chaplin’s character the Tramp, who may be the most endearing icon in the history of cinema, and then we journey back in time in search of the original steel driving man, John Henry. Plus, Kurt pays tribute to the innovative moviemaker Robert Altman, who died this week.

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