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The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

August 1963: The interior of the Royal Mail carriage where the Great Train Robbery took place

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The Great Train Robbery - 1903 Silent Film The Great Train Robbery - an action / western film. Film description from the Edison Films Catalogue, No. 200, Jan. 1904: "This sensational and highly tragic subject will certainly make a decided `hit' whenever shown. In every respect we consider it absolutely the superior of any moving picture ever made. It has been posed and acted in faithful duplication of the genuine `Hold Ups' made famous by various outlaw bands in the far West.

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The Great Train Robbery set to be told in new two-part BBC drama

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Language of Cinema: Martin Scorsese's Essay Explains the Importance of Visual Literacy

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One of the milestones in film history was the first narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), directed and photographed by Edwin S. Porter - a former Thomas Edison cameraman. It was a primitive one-reeler action picture, about 10 minutes long, with 14-scenes, filmed in November 1903

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