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“The Hidden Influence of Harold Lloyd on Singin’ in the Rain”

Harold Lloyd - Pretty Clever FilmsThe other day I came across the awesome Hello, Harold Lloyd website and I’ve been poking around it ever since. It’s a wealth of riches, including this amazing piece by Thom Taylor detailing the influences and references to Lloyd’s work in the superb Singin’ in the Rain. It’s not news that Singin’ in the Rain is silent-film referentiall, but to read the carefully tracked details is both fun and informative. And this piece really makes me wish for a book length treatment of the same subject, tracking all of the silent era references in the movie. That would be a great read!

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