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 Post subject: A Surreal Television Ad Featuring a Railroad
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:15 pm 

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From the Israel based Pelephone company, a communications firm.

https://www.facebook.com/thefabulouswei ... 484783003/

I give the advertising firm great credit for originality!


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 Post subject: Re: A Surreal Television Ad Featuring a Railroad
PostPosted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:07 pm 

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That is so cool!

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 Post subject: Re: A Surreal Television Ad Featuring a Railroad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:46 am 

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Looking at it again, I think the inspiration for the train itself, the cloud patterns, and a building or two, might be from Dr. Seuss. The automobile at the grade crossing appears to be inspired by the Italian-designed Isetta from the 1950s--but that trailer wouldn't be large enough for anything but a medium sized dog!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isetta

I wonder how fast a train would have to operate past such topiary or statuary to get the moving picture effect.


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 Post subject: Re: A Surreal Television Ad Featuring a Railroad
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:17 pm 

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They do something like this in the Seattle Light Rail tunnel.

http://blog.echelon.com/echelon_blog/20 ... tions.html


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:16 pm 

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They had a project with little zoetrope images in the New York City subway decades ago; I think put in in 1980. It was fun to look out and see them, even though I think the folks that put them in graduated and stopped maintaining the project long ago.

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 Post subject: Re: A Surreal Television Ad Featuring a Railroad
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:30 am 

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Another movie with more than a fair number of rail scenes is the animated "Zootopia." What's most interesting is the variety of rail types shown--an intercity streamliner with a dome car, a subway, a freight service, and even a trolley car apparently inspired by the PCC type.

The streamliner:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNdwKcdVVMw

Chase and wreck scene on the subway-elevated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oJX_tDVXkc


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