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  • The Great Train Robbery, And The Great Train Robbery

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    were times of legends, cowboys, train robberies, and valiant acts of courage. There are many different things you could discuss when talking about the Western era and I wanted to discuss the train robberies by comparing a film and a piece of artwork. Although both The Great Train Robbery by Edwin S Porter and “Wilcox Train Robbery” by Andy Thomas convey how the west was a place where you did what you had to do to survive.Edwin S Porter emphasizes the train robbery and how people would go to any length

  • How Did The Great Train Robbery Essay

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    The Great Train Robbery No crime in British history has ever come close to the Great Train Robbery. It shocked the people of Britain as well as Scotland Yard who were bewildered by just how well executed it was and how a group of convicts managed to pull it off. They would make off with little over £2.6 million in a raid that would take as little as 46 minutes to execute. But these petty criminals would soon learn the price of their deeds as they would get 378 years in jail between them. But with

  • The Great Train Robbery

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    a crime are sometimes not as clear as some may believe. In the Great Train Robbery, by Michael Crichton, Edward Pierce had complex motives for his crime. He was aware of how difficult the robbery would be, and decided to undergo the whole ordeal for that reason alone. Edward Pierce decided to commit the train robbery to know that he can succeed in completing a massive challenge few have attempted. Pierce chose to rob the train because of the difficulty of the task. He wanted to complete a challenge

  • The Great Train Robbery Silent Film Analysis

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    The Great Train Robbery was one of the earliest silent films, made in 1903. The film begins with two masked robbers bursting into a railroad station office, and binding and gagging the railway dispatcher. From the very beginning The Great Train Robbery is off to a dramatic start. It instantly engages the viewer. A person viewing this film for the first time in 1903 would have been hooked from the start. The film is about twelve minutes long and has a fully developed narrative and distinguishable

  • Michael Crichton's The Great Train Robbery

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    In Michael Crichton’s The Great Train Robbery, gentleman burglar Edward Pierce organizes a gold heist. He has the opportunity and means to commit the crime, but his motive is never explicitly revealed. Crichton indicates that Pierce’s motive sprouts not from greed nor necessity. Instead, Pierce commits the crime because he is obsessed with manipulating other people. Pierce uses fear to get people to bend to his will. He walks through slums with self assurance, an attitude that makes the other criminals

  • Analysis Of The Movie ' The Great Train Robbery '

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    The first phase of films only focused on movement. Overtime, directors grew a desire to create stories, not just random action. Storytelling began in the early 1900s. In 1903 Edwin Porters created “The Great Train Robbery”, one of the first feature action films. Porter told a story of a robbery, chase and inevitable capture of the bad guys. What short films are today, they were the feature films of yesterday. It was average that a film would be 5-8 minutes. With the advancement of technology films

  • The Great Train Robbery And Edwin Porter

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    are incredibly important, but they all have an origin. Although these techniques started out without overwhelming effect, they are now unbelievably crucial to how films are constructed. The five points I wish to discuss go as follows: The Great Train Robbery and Edwin Porter himself, D.W. Griffith and his overwhelming influence on editing, The Jazz Singer, the Kuleshov Effect and finally, 2001: A Space Odyssey. As well as discussing these key factors, this essay will take into consideration secondary

  • Arrival Of A Train At La Ciotat, The Great Train Robbery, And Broken Blossoms

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    First reaction paper to the films: Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat, The Great Train Robbery, and Broken Blossoms The story of “Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat” is very simple. Honestly, I don’t think there is a story in this film; it seems to me like someone just stopped at the train station and filmed the train arriving. This film is one very short scene that last for not more than 5 minutes, and I believe the idea of the filmmaker was to create an audience’s reaction, and to let the audience make

  • Ignorance In Edward Pierce's The Great Train Robbery

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    control the poor and the intelligent control the ignorant. Edward Pierce’s heist was in response to the rampant manipulation of society by those in power. Throughout The Great Train Robbery, Pierce realizes that the power of perception is vast. Used to test how far this power could take him into a manipulator’s mind, the robbery was Pierce’s challenge to the societal ladder. Careful observation and thorough planning allowed Edward Pierce to predict and understand human behavior. During the trail,

  • Things They Carried in The Great Train Robbery and The Things They Carried

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    The soldiers that fought in the Vietnam War had to endure many incredibly horrifying experiences. It was these events that led to great human emotions. It was those feelings that were the things they carried. Everything they carried affected on them whether it was physical or mental. Every thing they carried could in one-way or another cause them to emotionally or physically break down. Pain, loss, a sense of safety and fear were probably the most challenging emotional, and psychological feelings