Incredible GIFs explain how silent film effects were achieved


It looks like it came very close but everything I’ve read said he didn’t get a scratch. That would be the exception.


Most of the miniseries of “Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film” episodes are on YouTube. I wish all of them were available though.


Move start cursor to 35m16s - the episode you mention is filmed up to 36m37s

Part One, American Masters, “Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow”


Disappointed there isn’t anything from Fritz Lang’s Nibelungen, which had several amazing (for its time) effects.


A little YouTube-fu: add ?t=35m16s to the url to automatically jump to that point.


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