There was this train robbery… and it was great!
Seriously, this film is often listed as the first movie with a plot or the first movie, period, neither of which isn’t true at all. The Great Train Robbery‘s real claim to fame is as one of the first American blockbusters.
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The explosion in The Great Train Robbery was hand-colored in shades of pink and orange. Makes it look like cotton candy, don’t you think?
Hand coloring is one of the most charming aspects of early film. Truly delightful!
One of the earliest blockbusters, this film is a legend in the history of cinema. But how does it hold up (no pun intended) for the modern viewer? The story involves the execution of a daring train robbery and the subsequent posse pursuit. Exciting stuff or a creaky relic?
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