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  1. Although the POV draws me into Parry's thought process, I find I do not have sympathy for him...at least during the opening scene. He seems the archetypal criminal.
  2. I'm not particularly surprised by the opening. I have a sense that the languidity captured in the opening camera pan along the row of workers is going to be broken in some drastic way. The shot of the full moon carries a sense of foreboding. Surely something is going to disturb the natural order.
  3. Both engine and engineers move precisely in a mechanistic fashion. The train's route and the men's actions underscore the seeming surety that the end result will be the same as always. But the train's high speed coupled with the perceived recklessnees of many of the men's actions is unsettling to audience members who know instinctively that normal routine and its ends can be drastically altered by changing/unforeseen alignments of factors. It is best to remember both that the trickster god has a habit of interfering in any situation that takes his fancy, and that one should not draw the tricks
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