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Phantom Ride & Early Train Films

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Phantom Ride & Early Train Films

Phantom Ride & Early Train Films
A specialization (Phantom Ride & Train films in the early cinema) of Kenji’s wonderful list: CHUFF CHUFF CHOO CHOO: FILMS FOR TRAIN LOVERS

In the train, cinema found a technology to rival its own wonders, and early train films are often records of one modern technology marvelling at the other. It was a relationship that in a way began decades earlier; through the train carriage window, passengers were offered a cinematic experience years before the emergence of cinema itself. With the ‘phantom ride’, these two technologies...

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