Make every action tell both the story and the comedy and you have a comedy. Until you can do that don’t write comedy.
——“The Scenario Writer” column in Moving Picture World, 1912.
- 26 Apr 2015 Literature
“What is your dearest wish, your highest ambition, the thing you want to do most? Chance for a big story,” wired a press agent to Charlie Chaplin.
He received the following answer: “I have always wanted to know what would happen if I threw a plate of eggs into an electric fan.”
——Advertisement for Chaplin’s Mutual comedies in a 1916 trade magazine.
- 25 Apr 2015 Art