Safety Last! (Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor, 1923)
My introduction to the comedic genius of Harold Lloyd, Chaplin & Keaton’s perhaps unjustly overshadowed bespectacled contemporary, Safety Last is an absolute triumph of comedy, romance and trickery, culminating in the famous, rib-splittingly hilarious and jaw-dropping long climb set piece, that was recently hugely referenced in Scorsese’s Hugo (2011).
posted: 19 September 2012 @ 00:50
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