How var den här broen brinnande och kollapsande scenen filmad i Buster Keatons general?


Den här scenen från Buster Keatons Allmänt anses vara en av de dyraste scenerna i historien om tysta filmer. I den här scenen kollapsar en bro när ett tåg passerar det.


Hur var den här scenen filmad utan att skada skådespelaren på tåget?

uppsättning A J 02.10.2016 07:57

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Det fanns ingen skådespelare på tåget. Här är lite bakgrund på filminspelningen enligt Buster Keaton: Cut to Chase av Marion Meade :

During the filming of this spectacular scene on Friday, July 23, Cottage Grove shut down as businesses closed their stores and declared a holiday. In the hot sun, an estimated crowd of three to four thousand assembled. The scene was scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Six cameras were in position when Keaton changed his mind and ordered them moved. The crash train then practiced several runs across the trestle while the specifics were worked out by the cameramen and an explosives expert. There would be no second takes.

It was 3:00 p.m. when Keaton finally gave the signal. The engineer who started the Texas rolling leaped down, leaving behind a dummy at the throttle. The timbers of the bridge had been partly sawed, and when the dynamite charge went off, the bridge snapped in half. The engine dropped into a twisted, steaming pile in the river. Because the dummy looked so lifelike, spectators began screaming. The crash set off the train whistle, which continued to screech. Afterward Keaton posed for still photos standing on the wreckage. He was as "happy as a kid," reported the Cottage Grove Sentinel.

The train-crash cost came to $42,000 ($1.7 million at 1995 price levels), making it the most expensive single shot in all of silent films. That figure did not include disposal of the wreckage. Not until World War II would the Texas's rusty carcass be salvaged for scrap metal.

svaret ges 02.10.2016 09:38