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Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance

Steven Rybin


The most distinguished actor among Charlie Chaplin’s children, Geraldine Chaplin has created a striking performative presence across international cinema. In shifting cinematic contexts and through collaborations with major film directors, she playfully evokes the memory of her iconic father, while establishing her own distinctive screen art. Geraldine Chaplin: The Gift of Film Performance is a long-overdue appreciation of Chaplin’s remarkable screen achievements, and includes close readings of her performances in films such as Doctor Zhivago, Peppermint Frappé, Cría cuervos, Nashville, Welcom ... More

Keywords: Geraldine Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin, Film Performance, Cinema, Star Studies, Art cinema, celebrity, aesthetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474427968
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427968.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Rybin, author
Minnesota State University, Mankato