Safety Last! CSO Live Cinema
7 August 2016
Director: Fred Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Screenplay: Hal Roach, Sam Taylor, Tim Whelan, Harold Lloyd
Photography: Walter Lundin
Editor: T.J. Crizer
With: Harold Lloyd (the boy), Mildred Davis (the girl), Bill Strother (the pal), Noah Young (the law), Westcott B. Clarke (the floorwalker)
The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra puts the music back into two great classics of silent comedy. Marc Taddei conducts Carl Davis’ original score for Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last! and Timothy Brock’s arrangement of Neil Brand’s 2012 score for the classic Charlie Chaplin short, Easy Street.
“The most famous image of silent comedy – Harold Lloyd hanging from the hands of a clock, 12 stories above the streets of Los Angeles – represents only one of the great moments in what could be the most brilliantly sustained comic climax in film history. A marvel, and there's more in the fine character work that leads Lloyd up to the big moment. The other great silent comics defined their own worlds; Lloyd lives dangerously in ours.” — Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
In Easy Street, Chaplin’s tramp happily steals from the mission – until love strikes. “Easy Street is an exquisite short comedy, humour encapsulated in the regular rhythms of light verse.” — Walter Kerr, The Silent Clowns
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Box Office: 1 Hour Prior to Film Start
Doors: 15 Minutes before Film Start
Duration: 92 Minutes