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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:45 pm 
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"The Journey of Natty Gann" from Disney set in the 1930's Depression America has some steam train scenes and hobos jumping them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leaqKfAB12o

A little known film released in 1958 - "The Littlest Hobo" about a hobo dog (German Shepherd) and his exploits has a chase scene that goes through an enormous street car junkyard with the street cars stacked 3 high. It's been years since I've seen it but I'm guessing it may have been filmed in Los Angeles. The image of that vast collection of street cars waiting to be destroyed is a rather sad one.
I can't find any youtube clips from the movie.

http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/26649/The-Littlest-Hobo/

http://framework.latimes.com/2011/05/16 ... -red-cars/

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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:43 am 

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For scenes of the National Metals scrapyard, there's "Hell Bound" from 1957:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX90KwM6SRY


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:57 am 

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BTW, does anybody know anything about a British tv series called "The Flockton Flyer"? It sounds interesting:

http://www.vcientertainment.com/Film-Ca ... uct_id=483

Found an episode on Youtube. Who needs U-Haul?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhxuTiWzYkE


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:35 am 
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Charlie wrote:
For scenes of the National Metals scrapyard, there's "Hell Bound" from 1957:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX90KwM6SRY

Thank you for that link. Never knew about that movie but I'm sure that is the same junkyard where the "Littlest Hobo" shot its scene.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:47 pm 

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This turned up as an associated or linked clip with "The Flockton Flyer"--an episode from "God's Wonderful Railway:"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I3wkBrD7gg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God's_Wonderful_Railway


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:06 am 

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Routine Pleasures http://www.criterion.com/films/27947-routine-pleasures

Made in the US, but by a French director, this documentary is more or less about a Southern California model railroad club, a painter, and filmaking. It appears to have been shot in the early 1980s, but it came out in 1986. It is essentially an art film documentary about American model railroaders. It is respectful and humorous, although some of the more delicate flowers around here might take offense at the painted depictions of nudity or references to Marxism.

It is available on Hulu Plus. http://www.hulu.com/watch/348238

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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:06 pm 

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Was looking at the Hulu site, and "Closely Watched Trains" is there, too.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/215831?utm_so ... =criterion


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:13 am 

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This was on YouTube for a while and then disappeared, and now it's back again--"Other Men's Women," a sort of soap opera with characters in jealousy and adultery (pre-Hayes code), William Wellman director, very early James Cagney and Joan Blondell supporting performances, Southern Pacific action (I think), and at least two wrecks, one staged full size:

Trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cQZ_Y0Y5Jw

Movie (in pieces, but all there):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mdzhxsQMQ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPUU7XS77H0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6p0mUNlHE4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJoaA0QteE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD5w6yULXTk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh5RYGzXrNs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCE3GGay1ls

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022236/tri ... =tt_trv_qu

http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=28355


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:27 am 

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Also directed by William Wellman and predating the Hayes code is "Wild Boys of the Road," about young hobos in 1933. Full movie not available, but this trailer is:

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/1886 ... iler-.html

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/2730 ... -She-.html

http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/video/2730 ... ommy-.html


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:40 pm 

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Full version of "La Bette Humaine" ("The Human Beast") is now available on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZz6YletQOM


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:08 pm 

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Here's another one--"Rheingold" (1977), much of it filmed on the train of that name, which at that time consisted of equipment from 1962, including a German version of a dome car. The plot doesn't look like much to me, but that could just be me. Others have commented that they liked the movie, and thought it a great advertisement for the train and the scenery along the route:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078164/

http://www.visualfilm.de/rheingold.html

Video clips, featuring the railroad footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bybXjJQmeA

A clip from inside, subtitles are available from the "closed caption" symbol below the image:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tx_3wAlGyU

Info on the train itself:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheingold_(train)

At least one equipment set from this train has been preserved for historic charter service:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWC78ViJBBE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q7d6gK5Pmo

http://www.therailwaycentre.com/New%20s ... -02-11.jpg


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:58 pm 

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Well, the thread expresses an interest in railroad themed films, but doesn't suggest anything about quality. Anyway, here's one from India--"The Burning Train." Move over Irin Allen, "Bollywood" does corny disaster flicks, too--and adds lots of romance, drama and big musical numbers to boot! That's Indian cinema for you--which actually has a long history, and has produced its own classics over the years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Burning_Train

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4HQM-oN ... 1730DC294C

I'll also bet Boilerwash will add this to one of his filmed train wreck collections! :-D


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:18 pm 

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I'll also bet Boilerwash will add this to one of his filmed train wreck collections! :-D



Movie Train Wrecks and Crashes PART 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1auC2HZ8w4

Already have.


  
 
 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 2:15 am 

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Don't know if this should qualify--a Russian disaster film, "Metro" ("Metpo"), 2012; Moscow subway system has a tunnel collapse under a river crossing, and people have a time getting out.

Trailers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v65sgI9BLM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKh17zFt8-E

Full movie, but for some reason the captions don't work, I couldn't get subtitles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn3ebaycLSo

Other articles and pieces on the film, parts of which were actually shot on the subway line of Samara:

http://variety.com/2013/film/box-office ... ot-819487/

http://englishrussia.com/2011/09/07/cat ... cow-metro/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2649128/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

http://www.arabnews.com/offbeat/undergr ... ssian-film

One of the things that stands out in the stories on this film is the low budget--only $13 million! By our standards, that's dirt cheap, and the movie doesn't look it at all.

Now, how do we get to making something like "One Way To Eldorado" or a new version of "Titfield Thunderbolt" (dedicated employees and tourists save the Durango & Silverton/Cumbres & Toltec)?


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 Post subject: Re: Vague and Foreign Railroad Themed Films
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:04 pm 

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Just an update, "La Battaile du Rail" is currently available as a full film on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiWpolKBWXs

EDIT: or was, withdrawn due to copyright issues.


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