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(YouTube)   The best stunts and special effects from when the former were performed by the lead actor, and the latter did not involve computers   (youtube.com) divider line
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2020-05-13 10:21:52 AM  
Those are some dangerous stunts.  Jackie Chan eat your heart out.
 
2020-05-13 3:34:09 PM  
Motorcycle ride is impressive, but even better is the quick change as leaps through the window.
 
2020-05-13 4:36:57 PM  
His stunt work is absolutely amazing. He was the Tom Cruise of his day for sure.

I am quarantined enough that I am watching the whole film. I have never seen more than clips. Buster Keaton is more a Robert Downey, Jr. type as far as his performance.  The silent format shows the incredible importance of music in film.

The plot : "A film student who's studying to be a detective, gets in over his head on his first case, while courting a beautiful shopgirl who's too good for him."

Character types are still in use today, more of less. Clever shot setups. Excellent stunt work, but also amazing physical comedy bits that you'll see used by Jim Carrey or Chris Farley decades later. Lots of things I see are "tropes" today, so it's really fun to see them in they prototype form. Cinematic memes I guess.
 
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