History Film / TheGreatTrainRobbery

25th Jul '16 4:49:30 PM darkchiefy
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* UsefulNotes/ThePreHollywoodEra: one of the essentialist pre hollywood films thanks to its pioneering filming techinques
24th Feb '16 3:50:43 PM MasoTey
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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Justus D. Barnes did it 60 years before the TropeNamer. This famous shot is arguably not part of the film's main continuity; it can, in the words of the Edison catalogue, "be used either to begin the subject or to end it".

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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Justus D. Barnes did it 60 years before the TropeNamer. This famous shot is arguably not part of the film's main continuity; it can, in the words of the Edison catalogue, "be used either to begin the subject or to end it".
2nd Sep '15 1:05:40 PM gallium
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An early film [[TheWestern Western]], made in 1903 by Edwin S. Porter for Thomas Edison's production company. It depicts a group of criminals robbing a train and its passengers, escaping in the uncoupled locomotive, and being pursued and killed by a {{posse}} recruited from a local dance hall. Apart from the title card and the famous shot of an outlaw firing at the audience,[[note]]Which is arguably not part of the film's main continuity; it can, in the words of the Edison catalogue, "be used either to begin the subject or to end it" -- even though in the latter case the character has just been seen to die.[[/note]] the film consists of thirteen shots, taking place in three interior and a variety of exterior locations. There are no intertitles.

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An early film [[TheWestern Western]], made in 1903 by Edwin S. Porter for Thomas Edison's production company. It depicts a group of criminals robbing a train and its passengers, escaping in the uncoupled locomotive, and being pursued and killed by a {{posse}} recruited from a local dance hall. Apart from the title card and the famous shot of an outlaw firing at the audience,[[note]]Which is arguably not part of the film's main continuity; it can, in the words of the Edison catalogue, "be used either to begin the subject or to end it" -- even though in the latter case the character has just been seen to die.[[/note]] audience, the film consists of thirteen shots, taking place in three interior and a variety of exterior locations. There are no intertitles.



* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Justus D. Barnes did it 60 years before the TropeNamer.

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* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Justus D. Barnes did it 60 years before the TropeNamer. This famous shot is arguably not part of the film's main continuity; it can, in the words of the Edison catalogue, "be used either to begin the subject or to end it".
3rd Jan '15 2:27:46 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the 1975 MichaelCrichton novel or other SimilarlyNamedWorks.

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Not to be confused with the 1975 MichaelCrichton Creator/MichaelCrichton novel or other SimilarlyNamedWorks.
20th Nov '14 2:10:43 PM adam850
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* JumpCut: The transition between the scenes of the locomotive taking off and stopping is a bit too close in composition.
8th Jun '14 6:34:22 AM Lequinni
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This film is in the public domain, and may be viewed at [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7949193416885414135# Google Video]] and elsewhere.

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This film is in the public domain, and may be viewed at [[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7949193416885414135# Google Video]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc7wWOmEGGY YouTube]] and elsewhere.
21st Mar '14 7:16:47 AM erforce
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Shooting the audience]] half a century before JamesBond.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Shooting the audience]] half a century before JamesBond.Film/JamesBond.]]
31st Jan '14 1:57:10 AM gallium
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* BoundAndGagged
* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: One of the earliest known film examples of this trope; the leader of the outlaws [[SecondPersonAttack fires at the audience]]. Stories say that some people were so shocked at seeing this, that they ducked or even ''passed out'' in the theater. Remember, this is still a time when it was magic that the picture could move.
* BulletDancing

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* BoundAndGagged
BoundAndGagged: The bandits knock out the station agent and tie him up.
* BreakingTheFourthWall[=/=]TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: One of the earliest known film examples of this trope; the leader of the outlaws [[SecondPersonAttack fires at the audience]]. Stories say There are urban legends that some people were so shocked at seeing this, that they ducked or even ''passed out'' in the theater. Remember, this is still theater--well, even in 1903 people knew that real bandits were in color and three-dimensional, so probably not. But the final shot doubtlessly made an impact. It's a time surprise even for a modern-day viewer.
* BulletDancing: Done by the townspeople, oddly enough,
when it was magic that the picture could move.
* BulletDancing
a "dude" in fancy clothes intrudes upon their square dance.



* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Justus D. Barnes Is Shooting You]]

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* [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Justus D. Barnes Is Shooting You]]InTheBack: One of the passengers makes a break for it, only to receive this as a result.



* {{Posse}}

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* {{Posse}}{{Posse}}: The townspeople form one and chase down the bandits.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Justus D. Barnes did it 60 years before the TropeNamer.



* ThiefBag

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* ThiefBagThiefBag: How the bandits carry their loot away. Missing the stereotypical dollar sign, though.
6th Jan '14 3:39:54 PM MasoTey
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* WidowsWeeds: To gain access to the vault, where a traveling corpse would be stored, Miriam wears a black dress and veil to help convince the conductor her husband is dead.
8th Dec '13 6:03:46 AM BradyLady
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* WidowsWeeds: To gain access to the vault, where a traveling corpse would be stored, Miriam wears a black dress and veil to help convince the conductor her husband is dead.
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