Charles Champlin (born 1926 in Hammondsport, New York) is an Americanfilm critic and writer. Hammondsport is a village located in Steuben County, New York. ... NY redirects here. ... Film criticism is the analysis and evaluation of films. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ...
Champlin was the principal film critic for The Los Angeles Times from 1965 - 1980. He has written many cinema-related books, including George Lucas: The Creative Impulse (1997) and Hollywood's Revolutionary Decade (1998), a collection of some of his film reviews from the 1970s. The Los Angeles Times (also L.A. Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ...
He has been suffering from macular degeneration since the late-1990s, and in 2001 wrote My Friend, You Are Legally Blind, a memoir about his struggle with the blinding disease. Listen to this article Â· (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2005-07-19, and may not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... As a literary genre, a memoir (from the Latin memoria, meaning memory) forms a subclass of autobiography, although it is an older form of writing. ...
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Within weeks, Champlin was forced to give up driving, his daily luncheons with friends and --- except, at great strain, using peripheral vision --- going to art shows and watching television and movies.
Champlin can still compose letters and articles on his computer, but he faces the problem that many of us touch-typists have: when his fingers drift to one side or the other, and smf jr gomfd jo,dr;g etoyomh ;olr yjos [he finds himself writing like this].
Champlin tells us that his friends are fond of his sense of humor.
CHARLES N., a prominent citizen of Norwich, Conn., residing near Thamesville, is a native of this city, and was born in 1849, his parents being Joseph and Louise (Dewey) Champlin.
CharlesChamplin attended the common schools, but received only a limited education, as at the age of ten years he was obliged to work during the summer; and when fifteen years of age he left school altogether, and was obliged to become self-supporting.
Champlin is known as one of the progressive and thrifty citizens of this town, and enjoys unusual esteem.
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