'Tis the season to give your favorite film fan (who might just be yourself) a great holiday treasure.
From the publisher:
With unrestricted access to the Chaplin archives, TASCHEN presents the ultimate book on the making of every one of his films. With 900 images, including stills, memos, storyboards and on-set photos, as well as interviews with Chaplin and his closest collaborators, it reveals the process behind the Chaplin genius, from the impromptu invention of early shots to the meticulous retakes and reworking of scenes and gags in his classic movies: The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), The Circus(1928), City Lights (1931), Modern Times (1936), and the provocative Hitler parody The Great Dictator(1940).
The book includes:
Documents from the Chaplin Archives Property and Copyright of Roy Export Company Establishment, scanned by Cineteca di Bologna
Interested? Here's how to enter:
Simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and write "Chaplin" in the message line. You will be entered in the drawing, which will take place on December 11th. Good Luck!!
Here's a cool little video on the making of this awesome book, just in case you need your whistle whetted even more.