Yes, talent - a rarity. And not only: it also often the antagonist of the dominating norms. (Not incidentally Hollywood immortalizing names of outstanding film figures bronze letters on the sidewalk which is specially taken away for this purpose did not rank the greatest of them as those who is worthy "a glory promenade"). Therefore emergence of talent in art was also represented to Chaplin tragic. Tragedies were hall-marked in the majority and its own comedies.
All of them will contradict one another. This is the person proud and pathetic, honest and cunning, impudent and shy, naive and cunning, vigorous and sluggish, cowardly and brave. Anything human is not alien to it - neither weaknesses, nor advantages, but mainly because fight of its internal qualities always wins and triumphs high and noble that its image is subordinated to consciousness of high appointment of the person that it is resolutely alien the everyday prose surrounding it, self-interest, calculation. Human and humanity - here sense and a subject of an image of Charlie, a subject of creativity of Chaplin.
The little Charlie who remained actually neglected orphan was threatened by the compulsory room in a shelter or in a work-house that would hardly have beneficial influence on development of its creative abilities.
Change in Frank Tinney's art became not only a subject of "Festoon lightings" - this subject is to some extent characteristic and for Chaplin. Chaplin, as well as Kalvero, grew old and too "began a thicket to look to himself in soul". The last expression not quite precisely characterizes the process happening in Chaplin's creativity. Looking to itself in soul, he at the same time fixedly and sharp-sightedly looks narrowly at time in which lives, and to society, it surrounding. Charlie, the constant hero of tens his movies, ceased to interest Chaplin, the actor grew cold to the hero. But fixedness with which he considers society, increased many times over. Here the reason of creation of "Monsieur Verdu", and then "The king in New York" is covered.
Three last films of Chaplin - "Monsieur Verdu" (194, "Festoon lightings" (195, "The king in New York" (195 - unites one general sign. Starting statement "Monsieur Verdu", the great actor and the director Charles Spencer Chaplin left the invariable hero of all the previous movies who is fallen in love to us - Charlie, the person in ridiculous wide trousers, in huge fragmentary boots, in a kettle, a cane, ridiculous and strange gait. And, though in these movies, sometimes the situations noted by sharply expressed comedy reminding its early works still remain, Chaplin from now on acts not as the actor - the performer of the same role, same constant image but as the founder of different characters, different characters.
Chaplin switched comic in poetic, made a comic trick an element of elevated poetry. In its movies the comic stopped being low, household, rough, senseless as what it acted in the early comic tapes created by the American cinematography of an era of blossoming. It became substantial and considerable.
The latest chaplinovsky movie, "The countess from Hong Kong" (196, removed at the largest English studio "Paynvud" was among the few exceptions. Creation of this movie partially was explained by the same tendency to nostalgia which appeared at the comedy dramatist.
To "standard" Chaplin studied this relation not only at Dan Leyno, Littl Titcha and Freda Carnot. Its interests were not limited to art modern to it variety actors. He attentively and fixedly studied life and customs of inhabitants of Kennington, Lambet and East End. The smallest details of a suit, imperceptible shades of gait, a manner to talk and gesticulate, catch up with the omnibuses overflowed with passengers or to squabble with neighbors - all this interested Chaplin, in all this he saw manifestation of the certain characters which developed in the atmosphere of beggarly quarters of London.
But this loser has the calling, the appointment. He finds the thrown baby in the movie "Kid", looks after him, brings up it, becomes attached to it with all the heart and when the child grows up, Charlie returns it to mother who became the well-known actress and searches for the son.