Cinema is a very profitable art but it is also expensive to produce. This is the most expensive scene in the history of cinema.
The seventh art is one of the biggest industries in the world. world. If we go to the list of the 10 most profitable films in history, the total amount exceeds 20 billion dollars.
But to be highly profitable, you need to invest several million to produce a film. In that regard, “Star Wars The Force Awakens” (2015) is the most expensive film in history, having cost around 400 million dollars to produce.
If we go back several decades, there were other films that broke cost records for the time in which they were made. For example, “Cleopatra” (1963) cost around 30 million dollars, which adjusted for inflation, is equivalent to 300 million dollars. However, despite these stratospheric numbers, the most expensive scene in history appears in this unexpected film.
BEFORE SPECIAL EFFECTS
Orson Wellsthe iconic director of “Citizen Kane”, described it as “the best comedy ever made and perhaps the best film ever made”.
The director referred to “The General” (1926), one of the best silent films in the history of cinema.
Starring and co-directing the legendary Buster Keatoat the film It had a budget of 750 thousand dollars (13 million today). For the time, it fit within the usual budgets for big films. However, a large part of the budget was directed to performing a specific scene.
Without the use of special effects, in one of the scenes A train appears traveling across a burning bridge, ending up falling into the river. The scene was recorded with six different cameras to ensure the footage was tight the first time. The wreckage of the train remained in the river until the 1940s.
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