Harold Lloyd "Safety last!"
"The man who tries to be funny is lost. To lose one's naturalness is always to lose the sympathy of your audience."
“As a piece of comic architecture, it’s impeccable!”
“Do you suffer from indigestion, insomnia, heart problems, neurasthenia, toothache, headache, lovesickness? Does your cook not satisfy you, your barber nick you, your wife torture you, your mother-in-law leave you in despair, your lover cheat on you?... Are you starting to find grey hairs, is the government enlisting you, are you totally penniless, perhaps you failed your exams?... Don’t consult doctors, don’t ask lawyers for advice, don’t take tonics or invigorants!... don’t make complaints, don’t throw punches, don’t talk about divorce!... GO AND SEE HAROLD LLOYD!”
1923, Press agent of Films Pittaluga
Showing Harold Lloyd’s exploits in 3D meant conveying that sense of vertigo that was a true trademark in his incredible films. “Safety Last!” from 1923 is an absolutely iconic film that everyone, even those who have never heard of Lloyd, know thanks to the scene on the wall of the skyscraper, hanging from the clock. Over the years, this image has become the representation of the modern man who is “hanging on” to a sense of time that is becoming ever shorter and more implacable, rushing along at the speed of time itself. Harold Lloyd, who was not just an actor but also a screenwriter, inventor of filming “systems” and perfectionist, made this film his first great masterpiece with a level of success that was often higher than his contemporaries, such as Chaplin or Keaton. Now, finally, after nearly 100 years, we present “the man hanging from the clock” that we all know and love in the form of a wall plaque with truly extraordinary details. It’s time for Harold Lloyd!