Gösta Werner

F.: Sten Dahlgren. Mus.: Sven-Erik Bäck. Prod.: AB Kinocentralen. 35mm. D.: 16’. Bn

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

Variations on a classical documentary short subject number two. A train ride. The film’s first half is dedicated to the locomotive’s angular industrial-modernist beauty; in certain moments one could get the impression that the steel behemoth moved on its own. Intermezzo: leaving the station, waving goodbye. Second half: watching the world pass by through the moving train’s windows, enjoying landscapes flat and smooth and wide. There’s a brief scene set during a rainy night filled with anxieties, but come morning, everything calms down. One year later, another film historian-director, Jean Mitry, would make the most famous example of this particular genre: Pacific 231.

Olaf Möller and Jon Wengström

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