Sunday, January 19, 2014

The Sound of Silents

Silent films weren’t actually silent. True, the acetate didn’t have sound attached, but even in the smallest of cinemas, someone banged along on a pianny. That’s why the free upcoming screening of Harold Lloyd’s 1923 comedy classic Safety Last! at the Granada Theatre is a must-see: You know that image of a guy hanging from a clock face high above the roadway? That started here. Even better, it’s getting accompanied live by noted pianist Michael Mortilla on a concert grand. “There’s an elevator, but if I’m going to make a grand entrance playing up from the bowels of hell, I don’t know,” Mortilla joked during a recent phone call.

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