No cut-aways, one take.
Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.
The cameraman looked away while rolling.
A six ton prop.
It brushes his arm as it comes down.
And he doesn’t even flinch.
Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.
He was alcoholic and going through a terrible divorce when this was filmed. I gotta make a video about Buster Keaton one day…
Buster Keaton’s life was extraordinary, wonderful, and sad. His films mark, in my opinion, the very best the silent era had to offer. Bad business decisions, unfortunate circumstances, and alcoholism plagued his career. We’re also very lucky to have ANY Of his work left. If you get the chance, check out some of his work: The General, Steamboat Bill Jr., and Our Hospitality are landmark films that are guaranteed to make you laugh and marvel at Buster.
Since we’re talking about how important Buster is, “Steamboat Willy” (the first appearance of Mickey Mouse), was a parody of “Steamboat Bill Jr” (the movie this stunt appeared in).
I always think about that when Disney gets all pissed off about someone parodying their work.
Friendly reminder this show was filmed in front of a live studio audience in one take.
And that all sitcom laugh tracks are taken from this show because the laughter was so sincere.
friendly reminder that this show was fuckin awesome
And most of the people who were recorded laughing are dead now. When you hear people laughing in sitcoms today, it’s the recorded laughter of dead people.
Well that escalated quickly
Geometric space art.
Guys you don’t understand how awesome this is. This pattern happens everywhere. It happens on flowers and pinecones absolutely vegetables, it happens all around you. If you don’t think that’s like the realist ever i don’t understand you.
Representation of the apparent motion of the Sun and planets as seen from Earth. Encyclopaedia Britannica (1777)
The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated, and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.