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Reflections on Keaton's Cops at the SF Silent Film Festival

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival starts next week, with another wide and varied lineup of classic silent films accompanied with live musical performances. Comedy fans will be especially interested in the Saturday morning program, introduced by Leonard Maltin, where renowned scientist/film collector/Lon Chaney expert/musician (in no particular order) … 264 more words

Buster Keaton

REVIEW: 'Safety Last!' (1923)

Title: ‘Safety Last!’
1923, USA
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer & Sam Taylor
Cast: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis

A poor store clerk organizes a publicity stunt that should earn him the money to finally marry the girl of his dreams. 224 more words


How Roscoe Arbuckle Filmed His Safety Last! Moment (Before Harold Lloyd Did)

Early in Roscoe Arbuckle’s charming feature comedy The Life of the Party (1920), his character, instantly smitten by a female visitor to his high-rise law offices, stumbles… 791 more words

Silent Movie Locations

Movie Monday* 08.03.15: The Third Genius's Best Film

SAFETY LAST! (NR, 73 min., B&W, Silent, Hal Roach Studios Released April 1, 1923 Pathe Exchange)

He’s been called the third genius of the silent era comedians (behind Chaplin and Keaton). 331 more words

Failed Critics Podcast: Jurassic World & Christopher Lee

Huh? Where’s the podcast gone…?

…oh, no…


No, wait, here it is. And it looks like Steve Norman and Owen Hughes have spliced together some DNA and created a monster of their own in Mike Shawcross. 192 more words