Tuesday, September 2, 2008

New Article Added

I've added a new-old article, one I've kept meaning to add. It's a 2003 article from USA Today, on a Harold Lloyd retrospective that was to be aired on Turner Classic Movies.

It's a really interesting article, talking about why Lloyd isn't as well-known today as Keaton and Chaplin. It quotes his granddaughter, Suzanne Lloyd, as saying it was his reluctance to show his movies on TV as being largely responsible, and Leonard Maltin agreeing.

I don't know. I think anyone who loves silent movies quickly learns about the three greats of silent comedy: Chaplin, Keaton and Lloyd. (In fact, I would argue that it's the great Max Linder and Harry Langdon who suffer from obscurity, but that's another topic for another day.)

In the meantime, enjoy the article. I've included links to the book Suzanne co-wrote about her grandfather, available through (yes) Amazon.com, along with a three-volume collection of his films.

Also of note: Remember the article on pioneer women film directors I referenced earlier? I've also added links to films referenced in the article available for purchase on Amazon as well as a book on Alice Guy-Blache published by one of the interview subjects, so if you're interested... I still plan on doing that with all of the other articles in News & Notes, as time permits.


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