Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Great Scenes # 47: Safety Last! (1923)

Directed by Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
 
This week, the Criterion Collection announced that one of its releases will be Safety Last!, probably the most famous film from the "third genius" Harold Lloyd (the others being Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton). This is probably one of the most iconic scenes in cinema history, a deft-defying and funny stunt involving a clock and a skyscraper. No CGI or trick photography involved (though it's revealed that it's far less dangerous than the hype suggests) but still impressively made.  

2 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

This is absolutely incredible man, so intense and it definitely lived up to your hype. I can't believe that this was made in 1923, brilliant stuff.

Francis Lee said...

Excellent, it brought back good memories!