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Re: 2018 Challenge: Box Office TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Domestic Gross)
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 08:19:36 AM »
The chariot jump stunt went wrong and could easily have seriously maimed or killed stuntman Joe Canutt when he was catapulted over and in front of the chariot. Luckily he managed to cling on to the front of the chariot rather than being run over. Only part of the stunt could be used in the finished film. I imagine that the second unit director, legendary stuntman/stunt coordinator Yakima Canutt (Joe's father), felt that they had pushed their luck far enough that day.



In my opinion, CGI can never really replace practical stunts like this. There's an excitement in practical stunts that is really hard to duplicate in CGI.
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