Lately, I’ve been watching heaps and gobs of old silent comedies and enjoying them profoundly. Most people know about Charlie Chaplin or Buster Keaton, and they’re both absolutely phenomenal, but I have found myself most impressed by the work of Harold Lloyd. You’ve probably seen him once or twice; he’s the guy with the round glasses and smart suit. What he truly was the everyman, the personification of 1920s middle-class. His output mainly consisted of romantic comedies, but all of them had big, impressive stunt-based set pieces, all of which were performed by Mr. Lloyd himself.
His comedies are still hysterical today and a lot funnier than some of the garbage Hollywood turns out lately. If you get the chance, check out his films Safety Last and The Freshman. He deserves a lot more recognition than I think he gets. Just take a gander at this.
Thanks to YouTube user MsBluecat.