The Great Train Robbery (1903)

thegreattrainrobberyNumber of Times Seen – 1 (10 Jan 2016)

Brief Synopsis –Bandits hold up a train and are pursued by a posse

My Take on it –This was one of the first movies ever filmed and watching it 113 years after it was made is still a wonder.

Yes, the story and the way it was shot were quite simple, but what can be expected of that time.

The way it was done was proof even back then that this new “medium” of film had a future.

It’s very short, clocking in at slightly under 11 minutes and is a must for any film lover or historian.

You can view it on Youtube here:

Bottom Line -One of the very first movies ever made and it is still a wonder to watch 113 years after it was shot.  The shots and story are simple but this was very early proof that there was a future with this new media. It’s only a tad under 11 minutes long, but it works quite well. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The final shot of a gun being fired toward the camera had a profound effect on audiences. As cinema was in its infancy, many people who saw the film thought that they were actually about to be shot. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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