The film's costumes, elaborate sets and a score from Jerry Goldsmith are impeccable at creating a sense of Victorian England. It tells the story of the Great Train Robbery on 8 August 1963, first from the perspective of the robbers, and then from the perspective of the police. . The film follows the elaborate and interesting lengths that the gang must go to before they can even board the train. One of the desperadoes is shot.
Sutherland and Connery wish to rob a moving train's safe in Victorian England. Scene 10 - Interior of telegraph office. Scene 4 - The fight on the tender. Barnes as the head bandit, G. Right off the bat, this little film is a plain and simple treat for history of filmmaking and period shots of interest.
They need wax impressions of keys, coffins, dead cats, and a great deal of planning in order to pull it off. After a brave stand, all of the robbers and several of the posse bite the dust. But, on top of being interesting on account of age, innovation, blah blah blah-- this is interesting on account of story. Full frame of Barnes, leader of the outlaw band, taking aim and firing point blank at the audience. The messenger opens fire on them. It features the efforts of a band of three to rob gold kept in elaborate safes on a train leaving England to support the Crimean War.
Shows the robbers dashing down a rugged mountain at a terrible pace, followed closely by a large posse, both parties firing as they proceed. Synopsis Sutherland and Connery wish to rob a moving train's safe in Victorian England. A Robber's Tale is set between November 1962 and the aftermath of the Great Train Robbery on 8 August 1963. This section of the scene can be used either to begin the subject or to end it, as the operator may choose. The film also benefits from a lot of well-placed humor. Scene 1 - Interior of railroad telegraph office.
They need wax impressions of keys, coffins, dead cats, and a great deal of planning in order to pull it off. A passenger makes an attempt to escape, but is instantly shot down. The desperadoes board the locomotive with their booty, command the engineer to start his machine, and disappear in the distance. Remastered, tinted and new soundtrack added in 2010. A Copper's Tale begins in the early morning of 8 August 1963 after the train robbery took place.
They need wax impressions of keys, coffins, dead cats, and a great deal of planning in order to pull it off. Scene 2 - At the railroad water tank. One of the robbers stands watch while the other tries to open the treasure box. What stands out here is the setting, Victorian England, and the much smaller crew of thieves than usual. A desperate pistol duel takes place, in which the messenger is killed. The operator lies bound and gagged on the floor.
The bandit band are seen hiding behind the tank as a train stops to take water according to false order. After a desperate struggle, he succeeds in standing up. The team gets assembled to pull off an impossible job, they do all of the complicated prep work, then there is a last minute complication that makes it much more difficult than they expected. The men secure their guns and hastily leave in pursuit of the outlaws. In every respect we consider it absolutely the superior of any moving picture ever made.
Suddenly the door opens and the half dead telegraph operator staggers in. Scene 11 - Interior of a dance hall. Rather than get sidetracked covering side characters, there is a strong focus on moving the plot forward that makes the entire movie more interesting. Scene 5 - The train uncoupled. It was directed by Edwin S Porter and stars Justus D. Beginning at London Heathrow Airport where the big practice robbery took place, Bruce Reynolds Luke Evans gathered a group of men to target the Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London. Scene 6 - Exterior of passenger coaches.