Monday, October 4, 2010

Kevin Brownlow & David Gill - Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film - 05 - Hazards of the Game (1980)

Description: The dangerous world of the Stuntman in the Silent era, where instant death was a reality, and falls were paid at so many dollars a foot. Those interviewed include stunt experts Harvey Parry, Yakima Canutt, and Paul Malvern, and directors Al Rogell, and Allan Dwan who remembers directing the very athletic Douglas Fairbanks.

Silent films are often remembered for slapstick gags and dangerous stunts. Stuntmen took anonymous credit for very little pay and could not reveal their involvement. Stuntmen Yakima Canutt, Harvey Parry, Bob Rose and Paul Melvern tell hair-raising stories and reveal secrets behind many famous stunts.

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