Limelight (1952) 1080p YIFY Movie

Limelight (1952) 1080p

Limelight is a movie starring Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, and Nigel Bruce. A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find meaning and hope in their lives.

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  • Genre: Drama | Music
  • Quality: 1080p
  • Size: 2.63G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 137
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 2 / 2

The Synopsis for Limelight (1952) 1080p

Chaplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.

The Director and Players for Limelight (1952) 1080p

[Role:]Nigel Bruce
[Role:]Buster Keaton
[Role:]Claire Bloom
[Role:Director]Charles Chaplin
[Role:]Charles Chaplin

The Reviews for Limelight (1952) 1080p

Reviewed bytomtheactuaryVote: 10/10/10

Chaplin could do anything as well or better than anyone else in movies:acting, writing, directing, composing, producing, editing, evenchoreographing. He was world renown as a comedian, yet has placed some ofthe most poignant images on film that ever were. He was, even more thanthegreat Orson Welles, a sort of one man band.

He was as successful worldwide as anyone ever was in movies. Somehow inallthis, he got the idea that he had something worthwhile to say about lifeandart. Which he did with this film.. and I for one am extremelygrateful.

The subjects of alcoholism... depression... aging... the ficklerelationships of audiences and performers... these are all covered in afilmthat manages to fit in philosophical dialog, pantomime, dancing, andmusic.The multiple showings of the same comedy sequence (in a dream, in front ofan unappreciative audience, in front of a wildly appreciative audience)getsone to thinking about the lemming-like nature of people in a way thatsomeone like Chaplin would have had almost unique insightinto.

It may take a while to become accustomed to the odd pacing and cadence ofaChaplin movie; once you are, you find yourself in the middle of anartisticexperience like no other.

The music in this film is unusually haunting and deserving of the Academyaward it belatedly received. 10 out of 10.

Reviewed byanonymousVote: /10

This was the first and only Chaplin film I have ever seen -- and it wasn'tat all what I was expecting.

I was completely surprised that such a simple film could have so many layersof depth. In fact it kept me thinking days afterwards!

At it's core, I would say this movie is about the love of one's art, and thelove that a couple share.

The Ballerina loves to perform but is impeded by a psychosis that makes herlegs inoperable. I interpret success to be the root of thepsychosis.

The Clown loves to perform but is impeded by his fear of becoming a B orC-list star. He is a legendary comedian and now that he's no longer indemand, he's convinced himself that he has to drink to befunny.

There you have it; a clown afraid of failure and a ballerina afraid ofsuccess. Together they help each other love their art more by removingthose things that impede them.

The best thing about the film is that the obviousness of the plot iscompletely lost in the depth of the film. Chaplin uses such simple andcommon devices to draw the audience into his world. I know it's hard tobelive, but this is a "must-see" movie!

High melodramaReviewed byVarlaamVote: 5/10

Chaplin's story of a once-great, now-humble music hall comedian has a quality level which varies with each scene. Chaplin never really got accustomed to the advent of sound, and much of this film -- the comedy sequences, in particular -- is in the style of his earlier, better, funnier silents. I think it would be inappropriate to say that he descends into self-parody, but ...

The dramatic scenes however, while not perfect, are certainly much better. Charlot often cannot avoid the urge to pontificate on broad philosophical issues, but when he returns to his main storyline there are often moments of pathos, which give him some of his best opportunities to express facial emotion since the final, indelible shot of "City Lights". This film often feels like a re-evaluation of "City Lights" in fact.

"Limelight" contains many echoes of earlier Chaplin themes. Calvero's longing to live in the country was fulfilled by the Little Tramp in "A Dog's Life" (1918).

In her memoir, "Leaving a Doll's House" (1996), Claire Bloom writes that she feels too Jewish to be a comfortable English rose. I don't know; she seems appealingly roselike to me. Her performance however is overamplified at times, but I put that down to the influence of her director.

The rest of the cast is like a bag of liquorice allsorts, lots of variety, nothing especially appetizing. Nigel Bruce plays Nigel Bruce, Norman Lloyd struggles with his English accent, Chaplin's son Sydney is here through the intercession of a doting father, Buster Keaton seems glad just to be working. Poor Buster.

It is interesting to observe that this film evokes "A Dog's Life", since that happens to be a Chaplin film with an unusual Keatonesque final joke. It's a pity that with their complementary styles, we never had more occasions to see the two together, just this once as twilight darkened into night.

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