|Harold Lloyd in HOT WATER (1924)|
|Harold Lloyd in SAFETY LAST (1923)|
The image of Lloyd hanging on to the clock while hovering above traffic is one of the most iconic images in not only silent film history, but of film history in general. Whenever you open up a book that talks about the silent film era, you will see this picture. This particular scene can also be seen in Martin Scorsese's new film HUGO. Lloyd was one of the "Big Three" comedians from the silent era (the other two being Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton). Even 89 years after the film's release, it is still being played to sold out crowds (like tonight) and it can be found on many top ten lists by both critics and fans. A true comedy classic that still stands the test of time!
What a great night for going out to the movies! Also, for all you silent fans out there, the theatre will now be showing silent film every week starting next week! So make sure you come back next Friday and see what cool silent films I will be seeing next!
Both HOT WATER and SAFETY LAST are available on DVD and can be purchased at your local retailer or at the Amazon website. So click here if you are interested in buying copy for yourself or for a friend tonight.
The Stanford Theatre is your home for classic Hollywood movies! To view their movie schedules, times, and tickets, visit their website at www.stanfordtheatre.org
Thanks for reading, and enjoy the show!