The Train Movie Review Summary

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Michel Simon, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield, Albert Rémy, Jacques Marin

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THE TRAIN is a movie directed by John Frankenheimer in 1964. The picture earned a nomination for the Academy Award in the Best Screenplay directly written for the screen category.
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As the Allies move near to Paris, Col. Von Waldheim loads a train with valuable paintings robbed from the French museums. Burt Lancaster and the French Resistance will do the impossible to prevent the train from leaving the French territory.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   main char doing spying/sabotage War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Civilian Resistance Specific to    -   WW II Technology/treasure/info search    -   Yes involving:    -   valuable art

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles    -   exploding bombs Is this movie based on a    -   book

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