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“Movie news: Christopher Nolan Batman 3: 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Avatar sequels from ... - Gather.com” plus 2 more

“Movie news: Christopher Nolan Batman 3: 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Avatar sequels from ... - Gather.com” plus 2 more


Movie news: Christopher Nolan Batman 3: 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Avatar sequels from ... - Gather.com

Posted: 28 Oct 2010 02:13 PM PDT

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Is woman in Chaplin movie a time traveler? - WTOP Radio

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 04:25 AM PDT

The woman in black has her hand to her ear as you would while talking on a cell. (Courtesy of YouTube)
Nathan Hager, wtop.com

UNDATED - How much attention do you pay to the bonus features on a DVD?

An Irish filmmaker says he spotted something on the bonus disc of a Charlie Chaplin movie that left him baffled.

It's footage from the Hollywood premiere of Chaplin's 1928 comedy "The Circus" that shows a woman walking past Mann's Chinese Theater, talking with her left hand curled next to her temple.

It looks like she's talking on a cell phone, except, of course, there were no cell phones in 1928, much less anyone to talk to on the other end of a mobile conversation.

"Right now, the only conclusion I can come to, which sounds absolutely ridiculous to some people, I'm sure, but it's a time traveler," Clarke says in a video he posted on YouTube featuring the silent movie footage shown several times, in close-up and in slow motion.

Clarke says he showed the footage to an audience of about 100 people at a film festival he runs, and nobody could explain it.

Since Clarke posted the video, however, some people have come up with alternative theories.

One blogger thinks she could have been holding a rudimentary hearing aid.

Another YouTube poster thinks the woman was simply scratching her head, and that Clarke's video is a publicity stunt for his production company.

If that's true, it may have worked. The video has received more than 1.6 million views since Oct. 21, and the number is still rising.

Watch the video for yourself: