Steebis Just added the "pitbull" tag but I guess there isn't enough room for it to be visible.
BHWW In reality, the dog did kill itself during the filming of this short, but accidentally. However the studio was able to keep it quiet and manage to keep a small pack of look-a-likes on hand.
baleen We have a projector and I like to screen old silent films... Unfortunately I have a serious problem with the horrible MIDI piano soundtracks that blanket these things. For one thing, all kinds of music was played during silent movies by live bands, it wasn't necessarily a guy hammering away at a piano or organ by himself.
Sometimes you can put your own music on and it works, but sometimes it clearly changes the emotional content of what the movie is doing.
I wish some billionaire would hire a bunch of orchestras and bands to curate soundtracks for every old movie individually so that cinephiles wouldn't be submitted to this kind of torture. That would be a great service to humanity.