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Harold Lloyd was fucking magic.

Anyone else remember the one where he tries to commit sucide cause he thinks hes girlfriend is cheating on him?



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Harold Lloyd was fucking magic.

Anyone else remember the one where he tries to commit sucide cause he thinks hes girlfriend is cheating on him?



No.

But I think I remember when he hung on the hands of a clock!

He did his own stunt work, too.

I think he was seriously injured one time.

Stan Laurel is my favorite of all those old-timers. I can cry exactly like he does.

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Buster Keaton.

Anyone who disagrees is a dammned fool.

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/me does not disagree.

Buster Keaton was amazing. Have to mention Chaplin too. Both made physical comedy an art.

Keystone Cops made me laugh when I was a youngster too. I used to watch the silents right after The Three Stooges on Saturday mornings with my Dad. Nostalgia.

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My recently completed dissertation studies the transmission of the 19th century comic stage to the 20th via silent film. So, I've spent the better part of eight years researching this stuff. A book to suggest: Walter Kerr's THE SILENT CLOWNS is a phenomenal work that most anyone will enjoy. At length, it studies the big three--Keaton, Chaplin, and Lloyd.

urbanjunkie, I think the Lloyd film you're referencing is "Fireman, Save My Child." Lloyd attempts to commit suicide several different times, only to be interrupted by disinterested passersby. The John Cusack vehicle from the the early 80s, "Better Off Dead," is largely a take-off of this film.

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