25 October 2011

Landslides in the movies part 1 – Buster Keaton demonstrates how to survive a rockslide

Posted by Dave Petley

Summary: an excerpt from the classic Buster Keaton movie Seven Chances in which the star demonstrates how to trigger and then escape from a rockslide

In the classic 1929 movie Seven Chances, Buster Keaton was chased by 500 would-be brides.  In his attempt to escape he triggered a rockslide, which then joined the pursuit of him.  For the next three minutes or so he demonstrated various techniques for avoiding being hit and/or squashed by the rolling and bouncing rocks:

Can anyone name any other examples of landslides in movies?  If so, this will form a second series to sit alongside the landslides in art set of posts.