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One of the most important hits of the silent period, The Gold Rush (1925) was once famously defined by means of Charlie Chaplin – the superstar, author and director of the movie – as 'the photo i would like to be remembered by'. having fun with well known and important luck now not as soon as yet two times, the movie used to be given a brand new rent of lifestyles with sound in 1942 after Chaplin additional his personal narration and music.

Matthew Solomon offers an in-depth dialogue of the film's genesis in the Northern style, its creation and reception historical past, and its next canonisation. contemplating either unauthorised and accepted models of the movie, he locations them within the context of the turn-of-the-century Alaska Klondike Gold Rush and analyses their narrative and formal gains. In tracing the
stories of those a number of types, Solomon indicates how The Gold Rush problematises in general authorised rules in regards to the singularity, authenticity and originality of somebody film.

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