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Safety Last

Julie Gould got in touch with me about recreating a shot from Harold Lloyd’s 1923 romantic comedy Safety Last

It includes one of the most famous images from the silent film era: Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. 88 altre parole

Harold Lloyd

Set three guys up over whiskeys to debate the greatest comedian of the silent film era and at the end of the night the guy for Chaplin and the guy for Buster Keaton will still be counter-slurring the relative merits of The Little Tramp and The Great Stone Face, City Lights and The General while the guy for Harold Lloyd will have retired to a vacant corner, murmuring to himself about The Glasses Character and The Freshman and staring wistfully at the clock. 547 altre parole

Second Best

Wanted: little-known gems

I’m always keen for a good movie-watching recommendation, especially if it’s something I’ve never heard of, or at least heard of but haven’t seen. We all know a few of those. 170 altre parole


The Freshman (1925)

“College is the reward for surviving high school.” –Judd Apatow, comedy writer and producer

On move-in day at college way back in 2011, I wanted everything to be  478 altre parole



Day 17: GRANDMA’S BOY (Fred C. Newmeyer, USA, 1922)

Though I often wish I was better versed in silent comedy than I am, I’ve definitely seen more than a few films by both Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin; this, however, serves as my introduction to the work of Harold Lloyd, often considered the “third genius” of the silent film era. 307 altre parole

Film Reviews

EFC II #66 - The Kid Brother (1927)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#66 – The Kid Brother (1927)
Dir. J.A. Howe & Ted Wilde
Starring: Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Walter James, Leo Willis, Olin Francis, Constantine Romanoff, Eddie Boland, Frank Lanning, Ralph Yearsley… 79 altre parole

Epic Film Challenge

Safety Last! (1923). Read this review to see how Harold Lloyd scaled the heights of movie immortality.

Film review by Jason Day of the silent film comedy Safety Last! Starring Harold Lloyd, it concerns a young man working in a city department store who will stop at nothing to impress his girlfriend back home. 772 altre parole