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Harold Lloyd's Safety Last


Still amazing to watch almost a century later!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEcTjhUN_7U

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Its a great sequence, but contrary to popular belief it wasnt all done for real by Lloyd.

The beginning of the following clip shows how the clock tower sequence was done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBSpuZDKaKI

It has also been stated that Lloyd only did the first part of the climb up the building, the higher parts of the climb which are seen from a high angle and were done for real were performed by an unnamed stuntman who specialised in high climbs.

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Thanks for the link, they had to be so much more creative back then!

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Agreed. It was a clever use of forced perspective and camera angles. Extremely clever for the time.

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