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riffraf replied to Screenfiend's topic in Summer of Darkness: Investigating Film NoirThe realistic view of the train in the opening is an attitude check. As in the Noir style, this is a film of reality, true to nature as opposed to a Hollywood fantasy. This is a real train. Huge in size, dwarfing the engineers who operate her. Powerful as it races full steam down the tracks and across a bleak landscape. The engineers like most characters in Noir stories are on a mission. They are grimy and sweaty, know their job and seem at home in this dirty industrial environment as the camera makes us part of the claustrophobic scene. The realism is pretty much in your face for the duration of this clip.