How Silent Film Special Effects Were Done

This video reveals how special effects were done in silent movies. From camera tricks to ingenious engineering, filmmakers were able to pull off impressive silent film special effects. Some of the scenes explored in this video include Harold Lloyd hanging off a clock in 1923's Safety Last, Charlie Chaplin rollerskating near a missing railing in a department store in Modern Times (1936), and Buster Keaton riding over a broken bridge in Sherlock Jr. (1924).









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