The General (1926)

This shot from the movie The General is the most expensive shot in silent film history. It was filmed in a single take, that had to be perfect, with a real train and a ‘dummy’ engineer (notice the white arm hanging out the conductors window). Some of the locals who came to watch the filming, thought the dummy was a real person and screamed in horror; supposedly, one person even fainted.

Via Vintage Everyday via Jaeger Amzallag

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~ by The 1955 Hudson on September 19, 2011.

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