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Harold Lloyd

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I have a collection of Harold Lloyd films, and I was watching some this weekend. He really was a genius. Safety Last, for example, is a silent film, so the gags are all visual—and they ingenious. Moreover, many have multiple punch lines, as it were: you don’t get just one laugh from a gag, but it continues and changes direction and the same gag situation results in three or four very solid laughs. I’m not going to give examples, because depicting visual humor in words is a mug’s game. Just rent the movie and you’ll see what I mean. You can find it in this volume of the collection.

Written by Leisureguy

2 September 2008 at 10:55 am

Posted in Movies & TV

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  1. Harold Lloyd was really funny and a comedic genius. Thanks for sharing.

    donstuff

    2 September 2008 at 8:30 pm


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