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The Sunday Intertitle: Gas-s-s-s Again

You don’t expect the disturbing from Harold Lloyd, the sunniest of the great silent comedians. The darkest business I knew of before watching RING UP THE CURTAIN was the menacing hobo in GRANDMA’S BOY, played by Dick Sutherland with considerable subhuman meanness. 283 altre parole

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Film Review: Young Mr. Jazz (1919)

Release Date: April 20th, 1919
Directed by: Hal Roach
Cast: Harold Lloyd, ‘Snub’ Pollard. Bebe Daniels

Robin Films, 10 Minutes

Review:

Hal Roach may best be known as the producer of the  286 altre parole

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Gas-s-s-s

 

UNACCUSTOMED AS WE ARE (1929) was the first Laurel & Hardy talkie — I’ve been reading about their career in Randy Skretvedt’s magisterial Laurel and Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies… 511 altre parole

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The Sunday Intertitle: Primitive Man

Was there some kind of rule compelling all great silent comedians to make a film set in the stone age? I’m not aware of a Harold Lloyd variant, but Chaplin had HIS PREHISTORIC PAST as early as 1914 (was he the very first comedian to don furs and act Neanderthal?), Buster Keaton ventured into THE THREE AGES in 1923, and Hal Roach, long before his ONE MILLION BC, made the rather simian comedy FLYING ELEPHANTS in 1928, featuring Mr. 295 altre parole

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Way Out West

Dir: James W. Horne, 1937

10/10

It has to be said, that they don’t make comedies like they used to. That’s not to say that there aren’t any good comedies today, because there is. 328 altre parole

Movie Heroes: Harold Lloyd

As a child I first became aware of Harold Lloyd during the school holidays when UK television showed his World of Comedy compilation programmes.  The catchy theme tune (“Hooray For Harold Lloyd”) has been stuck in my head for decades but it was only in the past few years that I really began to appreciate just how important Lloyd was to the world of cinema.  768 altre parole

DARE NOT BE A SCHMOCK!

This story about Italian fascism, herewith related mental arsonists in the 20th century and nowadays’s implications has at least a partial good end – for sure not self-evident in this time era of crucial nationalist leaders creating a deadly and hazardous world. 598 altre parole

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