Fifth about The Seventh

The Freshman (1925)

The Freshman: the strongest aspect in Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s film is the character created by Harold Lloyd; he is very relatable common man, with desires and fears that all know, unremarkable in every sense except how he is remarkably like someone the viewer knows. The story, simple and sweet, is not just a bridge between comedic set pieces, but something well-conceived. That said, the film is very funny, showcasing Lloyd’s physicality.

(While it’s not a piece of the original film, Carl Davis’ score, used by the Criterion Collection in its recent Blu-ray and DVD release, is great and fits the film like a glove.)

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