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Train Entering Hove Station

A scene from the golden age of rail travel - all the hustle and bustle of a Victorian train station

Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins

Overview

Most movie fans know that the first filmmakers liked to shoot trains entering stations. This example by Sussex film pioneer George Albert Smith illustrates why. The train's rush towards the audience brings movement and visual drama. The flurry of human activity offers plenty for the audience to engage with - who are these people and where are they going? And the time pressure exerted by the fact that the train must soon depart adds narrative tension - will everyone get on and off in time?