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SAFETY LAST in Brussels, Belgium


Bozar, Brussels, 8:00 p.m.

Performed by Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Carl Davis.

SAFETY LAST is one of Harold Lloyd's best-known films alongside THE FRESHMAN. In hardly any other slapstick comedy has Lloyd been better able to give the ambitious young man with glasses a sharper profile. In a fascinating way, Harold Lloyd combines emotional expressiveness with physical dexterity and boldness. In addition, SAFETY LAST offers one of the iconic images of silent film history: Harold Lloyd hangs on the hands of a clock 12 stories above the streets of Los Angeles.

In his new composition, Carl Davis was inspired by the popular music of the 1920s and based his orchestration on the line-up of the legendary Paul Whiteman Band.