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  1. The dramatic music and the full moon ominously open the scene. The tranquility of the workers is shattered by the sound of a single shot followed by a man stumbling, obviously wounded, out of the house. The character of Bette Davis follows the wounded man out of the house as she empties five more shots into him. She then stares at his lifeless body with a morose expression on her face. The light of the moon is momentarily eclipsed by clouds. It dramatically reappears and Bette stares up at it with eyes as wide as saucers. She then begins giving orders to the workers. She very coldly refers to
  2. The act of being consumed. The coal being consumed by the engine in order for it to continue running. The cigarette being consumed by one of the men. The train being momentarily consumed by darkness in the tunnel. The work the men are doing is consuming their energy as evidenced by the fact that they appear gritty and sweaty. The highly ritualized behaviors required to keep the train running consumes spontaneity...
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