Posted by: Lava1964 on 2014-03-25 
I recently bought a volume of Harold Lloyd movies. He really was a brilliant comedian--absolutely perfect for the silent screen. The Freshman (1925) is especially good. Some time ago I posted a clip on this website from when he was the mystery guest on What's My Line in 1953.
Posted by: Kinkman on 2014-03-25 
Not to take anything away from Harold Lloyd, but he was no fool. He tested all of his stunts and as scary as they looked onscreen, much of it was illusion. Not camera tricks, but certainly clever camera work which made it look a lot more dangerous than it was. Again, not to take anything away from Lloyd. Safety Last is a thrill ride, and for me, it's Lloyd's masterpiece. Even though I know Lloyd wasn't in as much danger as he appeared, I'm still clutching the arms of my chair in a death grip! This brief clip shows how they filmed the clock scene. http://youtu.be/tnrjyjKH5OU
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2009-09-05 
My heart still skips a beat when he grabs the rope that isn't secured to anything.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-11-08 
By the way, Lloyd was missing his thumb and part of his index finger on his right hand. The deformity was the result of a special-effect explosion that went horribly wrong on one of his early films. Lloyd wore a prosthetic glove-like device on his hand that hid his disability.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-11-02 
This Harold Lloyd discussion proves what a great site this is. Where else on the Internet would a group of people be discussing how scenes from an 84-year-old movie were filmed?