Yes, by coincidence this came up in John Bengston's latest blog post - https://silentlocations.wordpress.com/2 ... avalanche/. On one hand, it seems astounding that they'd reuse footage in such a cavalier fashion (especially sequences we'd consider iconic, even if they weren't seen that way then), but we have to remember that you saw a film once and then never again.The Blackbird wrote:The following Keaton film WHAT! NO BEER? also makes use of the very following shot in THE CROWD, panning across the vast field of identical desks....Brooksie wrote:Watching MGM's Buster Keaton talkie Speak Easily (1932) yesterday, I noticed what was clearly King Vidor's famous skyscraper window shot from The Crowd (1928) repurposed as an establishing shot. No doubt this was a common practice, especially in the case of older special effects shots that remained durable well into the sound era.
The re-use of footage from the 1924 Dante's Inferno in Twentieth Century-Fox's 1935 film of the same name is another that springs to mind. Anyone got other examples?
And yet even in the current days of instant freeze frame, it continues ... http://mentalfloss.com/article/55801/10 ... her-movies