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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! It’s high time we get Charlie Chaplin in this series. I saw THE GOLD RUSH at the original downtown Alamo Drafthouse with live score, I believe. I’ve always been a Buster Keaton guy (and I’m a Beatles guy, although I like Elvis, too, if you want to Pulp Fiction me), but you gotta hand it to Charlie. His flicks have heart and fantastic comedic timing. He’s just different enough in his comedy that I don’t have to pick sides in the great Keaton V. Chaplin war. I’m Switzerland; neutral. There’s still a lot of Chaplin I have to catch up with, but when I saw this pic I knew it would be a fine inclusion in the column. From the making of his still-to-this-day-funny THE GOLD RUSH, here’s Mr. Chaplin behind the camera… in the snow… Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s pic is dedicated to Danny_Glovers_Dickblood! Don’t worry, it doesn’t feature either Danny Glover or Dickblood, I promise. -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Casablanca
- Sahara (1943)
- Pumpkinhead
- Back to the Future
- Inception
- MacBeth (1948)
- Superman
- Twilight Zone (Nightmare at 20,000 Feet)
- The Public Enemy
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Barbarella
- Ghostbusters II
- The Thin Man
- Faust
- Batman TV Show
- The Adventures of Superman
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Charlie suffered

    by MrNyborg

    a severe insulin chock after gulping down those licorice shoes take after take.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST


    by Eliywahoo

    Great photo, love the film

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:23 p.m. CST



  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Isn't that Leonard Zelig on the left?

    by Tycho Anomaly

    That guy shows up *everywhere*!!

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Love both versions

    by Nickytea

    The silent version still has it's original charm, but when Chaplin recorded the accompanying narration for the re-release, it pushes this one into the top list of his features for me. It has some really incredible effects for its time, as well. Leaping out of the building as it falls off the cliff impresses me every time.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    Charlie Chaplin is the ultimate artist.He single-handedly

    by KilliK

    build Hollywood.and what did these big shots fuckers in HW did? exiled him back to UK and gave him after 30years a honor oscar award only as a publicity stunt to "clear" the Academy's name.fuckers.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    oh and Gold Rush is an all-time classic masterpiece.FACT.

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    That's hollywood for ya, Killik

    by alienindisguise

    Chew you up, spit you out and take a big shit on you. It's a shame the hw way hasn't changed in all these decades.

  • well.the scene where Chaplin is alone in the cabin and dreams of having some hot chicks (which ignored his invitation for dinner if i recall correctly) for companionship and entertains them with the shoes dancing,while at the same time we see scenes in a luxurious hotel where the same hot chicks together with other rich people are dancing and having fun while they are waiting for the change of the year,chokes me every time.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    It's True Romance, not Pulp Fiction

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I barely remember that movie, but I remember that much

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Chaplin was one of the greatest filmmakers...

    by Ditko

    ...EVER. If only because of the Great Dictator. Pure genious.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Dancing rolls

    by Atreides001

    That bit is timeless comedy. I crack up everytime I see it. Chaplin's facial expressions make that bit what it is.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by ZooTrain

    Actually, it WAS Pulp Fiction. However, it was a scene in the script that was never filmed. Vincent and Mia are debating the merits of the two. That's why she says in regard to Jack Rabbit Slim's "An Elvis guy should love it." True Romance just had Clarence opining about how he would fuck Elvis if he got the chance.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Keaton V. Chaplin

    by ZooTrain

    Chaplin is my personal favorite. His films had pathos; Keaton's didn't. There was an emotional resonance with his work that neither Keaton nor Lloyd seemed to have. Plus, Chaplin was the master auteur. He produced, scripted, directed, scored his films. And founded United Artists. I like Keaton, but I love Chaplin.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Suggestion for BTS pic next...

    by Logan_1973

    You need some pics of the Harry Potter kids as kids. Would be a nice contrast being that they're old enough to shave now.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Daniel Day Lewis is Lincoln!

    by notcher

    Shit, didn't see that one coming. Interesting. Spielberg and Daniel Day.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    speaking of HP kids,have you seen the pics of Emma Watson

    by KilliK

    with short hair and wearing a black dress in the HP premier which happened last week? HOLY MOTHER OF GOD,she has become insanely hot,i predict to become the next Anjelina Jolie or next Nicole Kidman.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Get your shit together and report Lincoln progressi

    by Proman1984

    It's importan not just because of Daniel Day Lewis. It's important because it's Spielberg's Lincoln!

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST

    yes, I can't wait to say "I FREE YOUR SLAVES! I FREE THEM UP!"

    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Fatty Arbuckle

    by donkey_lasher

    Is another example of HW fucking it's stars, even though there was no proof. Hollywood was the Mos Eisley of America back then.<p> Now that we're viewing photos of the (overrated) Chaplin, how about some of Buster, and the REAL top 1920's comedian, Harold Lloyd?

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I saw The Gold Rush at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...with live score by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.<p> That was pretty awesome.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:48 p.m. CST

    I love the bow tie in the snow-covered mountains.

    by Royston Lodge

    Movie crews were so professional back in the day.<p> Nobody dresses up on a film set anymore, ya know?

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Killik: Emma Watson's face is too asymmetrical for her...

    by Royston Lodge become the next Angelina Jolie or Nicole Kidman.<p> She's got a career ahead of her, if she wants it, for sure. But she won't be an uber-powerful star commanding the sort of fear, respect, and big big moola like those ladies do.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    actually, the elvis/beatles discussion WAS filmed for PF

    by moondoggy2u

    In fact, if you catch Pulp Fiction on Bravo or some other channel (or on international releases of the film) you'll see the scene. Vincent is sitting on the couch while Mia is filming him with her camcorder, asking him what kind of man he is? A beatles man or an Elvis man. She then pans the camera to his shoes and back up to his face and says something like, "Clearly an Elvis man."

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Gotta have an Elvis behind the scenes photo!

    by Drunken Busboy

    The man made over 30 movies! My favorite is the little talked about CLAMBAKE!

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Oh, and there is this big, long diatribe, of course

    by moondoggy2u

    about how you ONLY immediately love one or the other. You can learn to love the other but its never the same love as the first choice. Typical Tarantino horseshit, but there you go ;)

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 3:03 p.m. CST

    A Beatles "A Hard Days Night" behind the scenes photo would be c

    by Drunken Busboy

    The only decent film Richard Lester did by himself without Richard Donner's help! ;)

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    I'm a Jerry Lee Lewis man

    by Bloo

    true rock and roll right there. I also prefer Fatty Arbuckle (really wish someone would make a bio about him, but all those that have tried have ended up dead...)

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by This_talkback_is_on_CRAZYPILLS

    That's the movie for me. Shows how Chaplin could totally nail comedy and dramatic roles equally well. He was the master.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    This is just above my house

    by JAG_off

    Truckee, CA.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Elvis or the Beatles

    by dukeroberts

    I believe the scene is among the deleted scenes on the 2 disc special edition DVD of Pulp Fiction as well. I am an Elvis man.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    The licorice shoes

    by dukeroberts

    I had heard that Chaplin and Mack Swain both got severe diarrhea after eating so much licorice. Licorice is a diuretic. And as the great Chaplin-Keaton debate goes....I can never decide who was greater. When I saw City Lights, I thought it was Chaplin. When I saw The General, I thought it was Keaton. When I saw Modern Times, I thought it was Chaplin. When I saw Steamboat Bill Jr., I thought it was Keaton. They and Harold Lloyd were all geniuses. It's hard to pick a winner.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    there is no comparison between Elvis and the Beatles

    by KilliK

    since they belong in different genres of music.Elvis has made rock n roll music,the Beatles have made pop music (or pop rock music if you like).two completely different things.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    Limelight, while very dramatic, was not very "comical". It wasn't particularly funny. There was great acting, but I felt it was slightly overlong and again, not very funny. I wish there had been more work with both Chaplin and Keaton in the film.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST


    by This_talkback_is_on_CRAZYPILLS

    Allow me to clarify. Limelight sealed the "dramatic" quotient for me. His comedy had already been proven.Kudos.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Yahoo News beat AICN to...

    by HansBubi

    ...posting about Spielberg directing Daniel Day-Lewis in an Abraham Lincoln movie? Damn, I'm pretty patient and understanding, but that's clearly poor form on AICN's part. There were a couple articles posted earlier today (when this news was already well known), so I can't explain it.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Expected Werner Herzog

    by ROBRAM89


  • Nov. 20, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST


    by KGB3317

    had to let everyone know that this movie was first filmed outside Truckee, CA, near Lake Tahoe. Hence the SNOWING in TAHOE!!! But really, we got feet of snow last night....FEET! I guess he scrapped most of the footage he shot in Truckee though, shame.

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST


    by KGB3317

    we getting dumped on!!! I'm in South Lake. That's cool, you guys get Charlie Chaplin. We got Affleck, Ryan Reynolds, and Ray Liotta. Btw, Affleck kncked me out've a poker tourney when he was here filming Smokin Aces. Fuck you Affleck, I needed that win!

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    it's a biopic; who really cares?

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Stanley Kubrick says Chaplin was a shitty director

    by nobodycallsmcflyachicken

  • Nov. 20, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 3:18 a.m. CST


    by TheComedian77

    He made Eyes Wide Shut. I don't give a fuck what he called Chaplin. As for Chaplin being overrated; anyone who says that clearly hasn't seen Modern Times or The Great Dictator.

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST

    The two crew guys look like background characters

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    from a Mignola Hellboy comic

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    It's snowing in Skagway too.

    by dogu4

    And on the Chilkoot Trail, Lake Bennett to Tagish to Fort Selkirt, all the way to Dawson. Ho for the Klondike.

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Herzog redux

    by abcdefz7

    Yeah, I thought this was going to be Herzog, too. Keaton vs. Chaplin is silly, but I'll take Keaton any day. I think he's a more interesting filmmaker and funnier and doesn't suffer from sentimentality like Chaplin does. Though you could argue that he never had a moment as heartbreaking as the end of City Lights...

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    i expected Werner Herzog

    by FleshMachine

    he ate errol morris' shoe

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by donkey_lasher

    Is the one that gets short changed these days. His films were more than just "man hanging from clock" <p> He also didnt pussy out of taking on talkies straight away.<p> Not that I'm saying Chaplin WASNT a good filmaker. He was. He certainly had the time to make good films without distributors on his back. Lloyd was more prolific in the 20's, and made more money. If it wasn't for his success at Hal Roach studios remember, we wouldnt have had Our Gang or Laurel and Hardy.

  • Nov. 21, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST


    by chainsaw_shawn

    Seriously, This may sound crazy to all you movie buffs, but who the fuck is BUSTER KEATON!!!!???

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 1:35 a.m. CST


    by KGB3317

    this may sound crazier....GOOGLE HIM!

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Dear Mr. Chaplin...

    by Johnny Wishbone

    ...please, please, please *STOP*

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST

    And Werner Herzog did the sequel.

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Shit didn't see FleshMachine's comment but yeah

    by highfunctioningsociopath

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Great pic.

    by Gwynplaine

    One of the best with the last Kubrick one.

  • Nov. 22, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by dukeroberts

    The world will seem like a much more beautiful place to you once you have watched Keaton.