BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
Heaven's Gate would have to be #1.Jeff
I remember watching the original "Charge of the Light Brigade" after I'd learned how they did the animal falls at the time and how they do them now (with horses trained to fall on command) and if you look closely at the film you can see when the trip wires come out of the loose earth that they used for the scene.The thing is that while the article points to Eason as being the perpetrator of both the original "Ben Hur" and the original "Charge of the Light Brigade", what he was doing was essentially common practice on movie set until at least the mid-1930s. Horse were if not a dime a dozen then relatively cheap, and were generally regarded as a disposable commodity.
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