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Terminus (1961)

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The movie follows the routine of an agitated train station - the Waterloo Station - making a brief yet important cultural portrait of the 1960's England, mixing reality and fiction.

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The movie follows the routine of an agitated train station - the Waterloo Station - making a brief yet important cultural portrait of the 1960's England, mixing reality and fiction.

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This film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary - Short Subject in 1963. After the nominations were announced, it was discovered the film had already been released, and the nomination had to be withdrawn. See more »

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"Petite Valse de Concert'
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Music by Roger Barsotti
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An honest view of an old documentary I saw
26 April 2001 | by (Cornwall, UK) – See all my reviews

This fly on the wall-style documentary from 1961 won an Oscar for best documentary. It is about an average day in the life of a busy train station. By todays standards it looks dated but the camera work and pace of the film are quite ahead of their time. It doesn't go on and on like most boring docu's, but just shows us the facts, how they are (a family saying goodbye to a relative leaving on a train, a little boy who gets lost) and nothing more. We make up our own minds. It is easy to see where a lot of modern film-makers might have stolen their ideas from. Not a great film, but not a bad one either.


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