Monday, January 24, 2011

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history of The Troubles Small Train: The poor fools

face it: The evil in the film, gives a lot of play.
stories would not be the same without the figure of the villain, the murderer, the tyrant. Evil, about the same level as lying, are intrinsic to the narrative development.
How boring if not!

But the type of evil in the movies is so varied that it is difficult to classify. Although I throw and I venture to establish three main types:

1) The fascinating
is undoubtedly one of the most game gives. The Harry Lime who played Orson Welles in The Third Man "or Hannibal Lecter , the celebrated murderer played by Anthony Hopkins in "The Silence of the Lambs."
The viewer recognizes the evil in them but can not stop feeling trapped and drawn to a figure that shows power and control of the situation.
2) The odious:
From the Rev. Harry Powell embroidered Robert Mitchum in "Night of the Hunter" the still disturbing Joker that Heath Ledger gave us in "The Dark Knight", represent themselves to the evil in its purest form, and the relationship with the viewer is without equivocation.
3) The Fool:
Evil also is (or can be) naive. Normally
comedies in stories where the drama does not have much weight or a lot of animation, the figure of the villain is represented by a character rather clumsy, with bad intentions but worse results, and that especially at the end of the film, is I just love catching enough.

Some of that figure we can see in the movie " Troubles a small train," a comedy from Ealing British production, directed by Charles Crichton in 1952.

The struggle of the inhabitants of a small village to continue to operate its rail line as opposed to the (poor fools) employees of a new bus company, which will bring a thousand and one difficulties will lead to the adventures that make the film.

We will discuss today a small scene in this movie, where we can see how the ellipses narrated masterfully mixing behavior of the villains, which is presented to the mysterious and comical pair.
And all in just a half minute video:

have to do more, why use more planes or what to give more information if the offer is more than enough.

first thing to note, after the fade to black, is the train station alone, at night, abandoned.

Then we realize that it is not us that we were seeing. Two of the employees of the bus line which is observed by following a fence.
In this first presentation of the characters and see the duality mentioned above, although the gesture seriously because we do not bode well, equal attire and equality in the gesture (the four hands on the wooden fence) will give the scene a comic air.

To delve into this comedy (similar to that of Thomson and Thompson of Tintin) the two characters trace their movements.
This time, on the same plane as above, we see how they look back, where is located the engine.
After that first look, then turn to look at each other (in a gesture even more funny) and where we suggest that they have done something wrong (some sabotage) to the engine.

This is probably one of the things I'm most interested in the story: Do not tell us what have made, we have seen how have, do not even know where have spoken.
Not only do not need more, is that okay not tell us.
Thus the audience identify more with the "good" history, which will rise the next day completely unaware of what happened.

characters, content, jump the fence and disappear quietly into the shadows.

then returns to have a fade to black, and opens the story in the room of one of the inhabitants of the village where the alarm goes off and starts a day full of surprises adventures ...

This simple and effective as we are told (without show) everything the viewer needs to know to remain engaged with the story. We know something will happen, we know that will train human rights defenders in trouble, but we are also fully aware that eventually triumphed and, almost certainly, those bad comic and naive eventually fighting between on blame them for failing in the attempt.

What we never to find out, in this dynamic villains and naive, where we could place the Coyote and Roadrunner. Not only because what category, but-much harder in this case who is good, and who is evil ...


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