It’s a very busy time for us here at Gravedigger’s Local 16. In addition to gearing up for the annual Halloween countdown, we’ve also been devoting a lot of time behind-the-scenes to finding the perfect public domain film clips to use in an upcoming commercial for the site that’s scheduled to appear in an online web series! While doing my part, I came across the following fan-created music video by theENID, which is made up entirely of clips from PD Buster Keaton films:
According to the video’s description, the clips come from the following Keaton films: The Haunted House, The Goat and The High Sign. I should note how that last one features one of the most amazing sequences I’ve ever seen in a comedy film. I don’t want to spoil it, but let’s just say that it involves a lot of clever physical comedy gags centering around a house riddled with secret passages. Once you see it, you’ll easily understand why Jackie Chan was influenced by him. Seriously, don’t let the fact that it’s a black and white silent film deter you from seeing any of Keaton’s films. If you do, you’ll miss out on some great laughs and amazing stunts.
“But what about the awesome song?” you might ask. It’s a little ditty called “In The Room Where You Sleep” from the band Dead Man’s Bones. And get this: One of the group’s founders is none other than Ryan Gosling! Here’s hoping that we see more releases from them in the future. As a final bonus, you can watch the official music video for the song here.