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The sequence that is considered the most expensive shot in the Silent Era is the climactic train crash in Buster Keaton’s epic comedy “The General”. At $42,000 (in 1927 dollars), the cost was more than 10% of the film’s budget. Because this was a time before CGI, Keaton, shooting in Oregon, took a real locomotive, a real bridge and set up multiple cameras. He then lit the bridge on fire, yelled “action” and captured the wreck on film all in one take.

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Happy Birthday Buster Keaton!!  (October 4, 1895 - February 1, 1966).

Thank you for your incredible stuntwork throughout your career…

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Buster Keaton gifs for all your fandom needs

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