There were some conflicting emotions watching this. It's lovely to see these young people being carefree and having fun, but we know of the atrocities that follow only a few years later. I'd like to know what became of the people in this film and whether they survived the war.
This is a fictional film that feels more like a documentary than anything else. It's like a time capsule; much like Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera. It's all naturalistic…
Behind the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton sits Harold Lloyd; another excellent member of these silent film actors who virtually defy death in every film all in the name of comedy. Safety Last! is a hilarious and utterly terrifying film.
The final twenty minutes or so is amongst the most thrilling in all cinema with a building climb that is unforgettable. I believe there is some trick photography used but it is still an extremely dangerous stunt and I felt that every step of the way.
I've been sitting here for three minutes trying to figure out how to start this review and I'm still not sure. Which is why I've started it like this. So I guess in effect I started the review by wondering how I'm going to start the review.
That sentence makes as much sense as the film. The plot is simple: a group of people come together for a dinner party and are completely unable to leave afterwards, even though there…
I don't think this film is perfect, nor do I understand everything that happens in it, but it would feel unjust of me if I did not give it five stars. It's just so damn breathtaking for the most part. It's so personal, yet so epic. It looks completely incredible; it is essentially visual poetry. Plus the music behind it. Yowzers.