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dadsamoviecritic:

Visual scene from ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ starring Buster Keaton.  To dispel some myths:  this was done in one take and it IS Buster Keaton standing there when the facade falls down through him.  No… it is not a figment of ‘movie magic. In fact, many stage hands after measuring and calculating where Mr. Keaton should stand, actually left the lot, as that they were afraid that their measurements might be off.  The window opening brushed Keaton with 2 inches to spare on both sides.  Gutsy move, if I do say so myself     

dadsamoviecritic:

Visual scene from ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ starring Buster Keaton.  To dispel some myths:  this was done in one take and it IS Buster Keaton standing there when the facade falls down through him.  No… it is not a figment of ‘movie magic. In fact, many stage hands after measuring and calculating where Mr. Keaton should stand, actually left the lot, as that they were afraid that their measurements might be off.  The window opening brushed Keaton with 2 inches to spare on both sides.  Gutsy move, if I do say so myself