Also remarkable effects for the time! There's clearly a LOT of trickery going on there -- I'm not sure how a lot of this was done, but it's violating the laws of physics at several points.


@TerryHancock @stux In the studio. The city is just a picture. The two roofs are at most just two low ledges. There are several videos on youtube that explain Buster Keaton effects.

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@attilakinali @stux Yeah. There's a lot of details going on in this sequence. I know how I would do a lot of them today, but how they did them then was different.

OTOH, a lot of simple effects are more convincing in B&W -- it's easier to avoid visible lighting problems.

@attilakinali @stux It's clear that some of this was very well-executed wire work.

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