Being Charlie Chaplin's birthday today, I placed together a series of links about Chaplin, silent films and other links of interest on this special day. Some are video links from BBC and others radio programs like from NPR with interviews with authors about silent film stars.
CHARLIE CHAPLIN - RADIO PROGRAMS
BBC Radio 4 - Making History
Gandhi and Chaplin
Broadcast - October 19, 2004 (Series 10)
NPR Radio Program
Charlie Chaplin, in the Lens of History with Richard Schickel
July 22, 2006
NPR Radio Program
Chaplin Film Classics Restored on DVD
August 20, 2003
CHARLIE CHAPLIN VIDEO CLIPS
BBC - Charlie Chaplin Comes Home
September 23, 1952
BBC - Comic Genius Chaplin is Knighted
March 04, 1975
BBC News - Video Clip
1977: Silent Film Legend Chaplin dies
SILENT FILM - RADIO PROGRAMS
BBC Radio 4 - Sound Job
Torin Douglas interview with Neil Brand
Broadcast - November 10, 2002
" The National Film Theatre regularly shows silent films and as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, it's holding an evening marking the pianists' contribution. Torin Douglas has been talking to one of them, Neil Brand. "
BBC Radio 4 - Back Row
Matthew Sweet - British Silent Cinema
Broadcast - July 3, 2004
The Alloy Orchestra: Silent Movies Scores
NPR - The Alloy Orchestra: Silent Movies Scores with Lloyd Schwartz.
March 16, 2004 - (5+ minutes)
Robert Downy, Jr
NPR - Interview with Robert Downy, Jr. and his CD The Futurist with his recording of 'SMILE'.
October 22, 2003 - (20+ minutes)
Radio New Zealand - July 2000 - Jonathan Dennis interview with Neil Brand. LINK
AUTHORS OF SILENT FILM STARS and COLLECTIONS
NPR - Buster Keaton Biography Explores 'Tempest in a Flat Hat'
Interview with author Edward McPherson
July 9, 2005 - (6+ minutes)
(Keaton and Chaplin played together in LIMELIGHT)
NPR - Interview with Writer Jerry Stahl author of "I, Fatty" about Fatty Arbuckle
July 21, 2004 - (25+ minutes)
(Chaplin and Arbuckle starred together at Keystone during 1914)
NPR - The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection with Bob Mondello
November 11, 2005 - (4+ minutes)LINK
NPR - Interview with author Lillian Ross, the Story's in the Details
Author of "Moments with Chaplin"
December 22, 2006 - ( 7+ minutes)
An Anime 'Metropolis'
NPR - Osamu Tezuka's MetropolisJanuary 24, 2002 - (6:41 minutes)
"...it's inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927" Metropolis...
Ray Harryhausen, Master Special Effects Artist
NPR - Interview with Ray Harryhausen
January 6, 2003 - (20+ minutes)