A post-modern documentary about the meaning and nature of love from a gay perspective.
Professor Ludwig von Drake plays a variety of popular music, all of which he wrote. First, ragtime: the Rutabaga Rag, with vegetables dancing in stop-motion. Next, the Charleston, with cut-out animation of a singer and dancers. Dixieland and more cut-out animation; the crooner/love ballad; 50's doo-wop; and finally, rockabilly.
Legendary slapstick comedian Harold Lloyd made audiences roar as a bespectacled everyman who managed to wriggle himself out of many a perilous situation, all the while trying to get the girl. Lloyd's fearless acrobatic skills and agility put him on par with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Watch a true master of physical comedy in this collection of seven Lloyd silent films (many co-starring his wife, Mildred Davis) from the Hal Roach Studios.
Harold Lloyd (Safety Last) demonstrates why he is ranked alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as slapstick cinema's preeminent funnymen. Lloyd is most famous for his aerial acrobatics, dangling from skyscrapers in High and Dizzy and Never Weaken. But his legendary status was earned mostly on the ground, where he crafted the persona of an endearing Everyman, whose pluck and determination rescue him from life's ordinary (and often extraordinary) pitfalls. Whether portraying a pampered socialite (Captain Kidd's Kids), a lowly bellhop (Ring Up the Curtain), Lloyd pursues romance and prosperity at a dizzying pace. His unwavering confidence and optimism - combined with his remarkable speed, agility and impeccable comic timing - made him one of the most beloved figures of the silent era.
A charming tale of murder, perversity and narrative echoes told through shots of barking dogs and a La jetée-like series of stills.