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Francoise Hardy

Francoise Hardy

"

I’m so proud of you.

I just wanted to tell you

in case no one has.

"

Léa Seydoux

Just goofin’ off on Easter.

Just goofin’ off on Easter.

The Immigrant (2014)

Akira Kurosawa (?) explains the 180º rule.

Paprika (2006) Dir. Satoshi Kon

Mildred Davis and Harold Lloyd in High and Dizzy, 1920

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Happy Birthday Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. 
April 20, 1893 - March 8, 1971

"Harold Lloyd was one of the most charismatic innovators of film comedy, an excellent actor, and a consummate filmmaker." - Jack Lemmon

Harold Lloyd was, and remains, one of the most iconic figures in film history. His films influenced genres, styles and techniques that are still very much alive today. His comedic genius and timing redefined the genre of film comedy, and gave life to many sub-genres including the romantic comedy, the college comedy and the football movie. Character minded, and technically adept, his films were filled with joy, heartbreak, action, social comment, stunts and most of all the roaring spirit of the 1920s. They are still as endearing and hilarious today as they were when they came out, over 80 years ago. Lloyd was truly a genius, operating at the same level as his contemporaries, Chaplin and Keaton, and offered an alternative to the ‘grotesque’ comedy character. Lloyd’s Glass character was the boy-next-door, the average american go-getter, a character so normal that anyone could identify with him. He was The Boy. 

Lloyd’s legacy has been criminally underrepresented in the annals of film history, and it’s about time he made a return to public consciousness. He was so much more than a pair of glasses. He was the living embodiment of the spirit of 1920s America, and truly a master of cinema. 

Happy birthday to one of the greatest comedians of the silent cinema!
Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. | April 20, 1893 — March 8, 1971

"His quiet, reassurring knowledge of his art and how to get the job done was something that stuck with me. His authority and understanding, coupled with his great vitality, is what made him one of the greatest comedians of our time. His incomparable timing, his awareness of material, his enchanting quality of being able to develop what I call a “sense of play,” and his ability to execute them all with a complete sense of credibility, are all the things that made Harold Lloyd a giant among giants."

— Lucille Ball

"People say I’m difficult and sometimes that’s a badge of honour."

The set of “RENT.” (at Evelyn Smith Music Theatre)

The set of “RENT.” (at Evelyn Smith Music Theatre)