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A movie night with another legend – Harold Lloyd

The last open-air movie screening of The ONO bar in August brings you the 3rd big legend of the silent movie era after Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. On the 30th of August ONO represents Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) actor, comedian, producer with two of his best black&white silent movies.

 

They were the 3 big legends of the 1920s America: Chaplin – Keaton – Lloyd. But Lloyd made more films than the other two movie icons together, around 200 motion picture creations. His movies were one of the most successful ones and he was one of the richest and most influential director and actor in Hollywood – actually the highest paid star of the 1920s.

He was really the first comedian who put himself into physical danger as a source of laughter with his stunts without any safety equipment. This movie era created the wide aspect of visual humour as a result of the lack of verbal assets on screens. So developing a remarkable character on screen was also an important key of the success. Lloyd’s famous screen trademark was the man with white face, round glasses and straw hat that he developed it in 1917. To make a difference between him and Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Little Tramp”.

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Harold Lloyd / source: www.cbsnews.com

In 1919, when he was 26 years old, he lost his thumb and forefinger on his right hand during a photo shoot. He lit his cigarette with a bomb, which was actually a real bomb – he didn’t know that. This accident did not stop him, but made him to create the best movies of his career with lots of dangerous scenes afterwards. Just like the ‘Sailor-Made Man’ in 1921 and the ‘Safety Last’ in 1923 which recorded the most iconic image of the silent cinema history where he is dangling from the clock of a department store.

Both of these iconic movies are on the open-air screen of ONO tomorrow, on the 30th of August. There will be jazz, there will be popcorn, there will be beer offers, and free entrance!

We are waiting for you!

the ONO bar – Rhodes, Greece
28 October street & Amarantou corner

 

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//EN// I am a Hungarian woman living on the Greek island of Rhodes where I have been researching the characteristics of the local landscape and culture since 2015. This journey and work gives me the sprakle to write (on this blog and at other venues), and to create artworks of pressed flowers and herbs which is a great botano-mythical journey, my little nature worship in the great temple of Mother nature. My topics: human integrity, interactions between a culture and an individual, recognizing and understanding nature's order and the cosmic patterns in the human (body and psyche) and their interconnectedness with the non-human world, mythology & archetypes, the Great Mother archetype, women's health, and healing through rebonding with nature (especially with the plant world). "There is nothing you can see that is not a flower; There is nothing you can think that is not the moon." - Matsuo Basó //HU// Főként a szavak és a képek nyelvén közlő, önálló utat kijárni próbáló, gondolkodó, örökösen válaszokat kereső embernek tartom magamat. Jelenleg Rodosz szigetén élek, ahol 2015 óta próbálom megfejteni a Mediterránum ezen szegletének (engem mágnesként fogva tartó) géniuszát a helyi természetben, kultúrában, egyéni történetekben - valamint saját folytonosan átalakuló viszonyulásomat e költészettől parázsló tájhoz, annak ambivalens jelenkori kultúrájához. Ez a kimeríthetetlen felfedező munka lett írásaim epicentruma. A Rodoszi Herbárium a görög szigetek természeti gazdagságának és éteri szépségének egyszerre megidézési- és megismerési kísérlete. A helyi növények gyűjtésével, préselésével és képekké alakításával nem csak a teremtés szépségében gyönyörködöm, hanem segít kapcsolódnom a fény útjához, a vegetáció diverzitásához és ritmusához, mitikus történetek, ókori gondolkodók elfeledett bölcsességéhez, emberi tudattalanom szunnyadó ősképeihez, kozmikus analógiákhoz, és mindezen keresztül saját lényegemhez.

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