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Friday, January 13, 2017

What we see vs what's really happening

Oh boy, sometimes you just live right.


I'm scrolling through my emails, and there are some photos that actually match the Sepia Saturday prompt, so very well, I think!

Here's a video: Harold Lloyd's Safety Last.

Such lovely early film work and just look at the acrobatic skills!

This is part of another one of Open Culture's articles: Captivating GIFs reveal the magical special effects in silent films.

 Enjoy the trickery of early Hollywood, before green screens and Computer Generations!

Thanks Sepia Saturday for the 350 fun and educational opportunities to share with each other through the magic of the internet.  What do you think the next great imaginations will come up with?

Today's Quote:

"Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."Sir Isaac Newton
The three laws of motion. The First Law states that objects at rest tend to remain at rest, and objects in motion tend to remain in motion, unless they are acted upon by an external force; the Second Law states that an applied force on an object equals the rate of change of its momentum with time; and the Third Law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sir Isaac Newton


  1. Really interesting to see how it is done. Even knowing how it is done I still think they were brave. I am not good about heights and get nervous even seeing others encounter heights.

  2. I'm like Anne - my stomach was turning flips just watching that film. Today's film makers do amazing things, but surely what the creators of silent films were doing was far more difficult with the level of technology they had to work with.

  3. Yes Im the same with heights.....I dont mind rollercoasters etc when I,m secured...but, anything like ladders whenI,m on my own simply scare me (I must go lie down!)

  4. Harold Lloyd is my favorite star of the silent film era. When he did that scene Lloyd was the first to recognize the terrifying thrill of showing heights in film.

  5. Those are a couple of rather nerve-wracking photos!


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