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7 Ratings


Directed by John Schlesinger
United Kingdom, 1961
Documentary, Short


The movie follows the routine of an agitated train station – the Waterloo Station – making a brief yet important cultural portrait of the 1960’s England, mixing reality and fiction.

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Terminus Directed by John Schlesinger

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1962 | Winner: Best Short Film

What are people saying?

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Terminus

    Quasi-advertisement pen portrait which amply demonstrates the manipulative power of editing with craftily cut images of semi-staged, if no doubt typical, railway station comings and goings. Grainer's unsubtle score heavily emphasises events, but this is otherwise a keenly observed exercise in brevity and economy. A portent of Schlesinger to come in the kind eye for man but with flashes of the macabre.

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