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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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Most of the people in the film were real people going about their business. Margaret Ashcroft (a relative of director John Schlesinger and listed under her married name Margaret Perry), the handcuffed prisoners and the confused elderly woman were among the handful of actors. See more »

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Music by Ron Grainer
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I Knew Waterloo Then.
16 May 2002 | by (Surrey, England) – See all my reviews

I can't honestly vote for this film, but not because I don't like it. I do.

Because I knew some of those responsible it would be wrong to award "Terminus" maximum marks though I would.

John Schlesinger made "Terminus" for BTF and was given a virtually free hand. All the characters were real people and the only contrived situation was the "little boy lost". He was a relative. He wasn't acting which, while a little cruel, was great film-making.

The lad had a hell of a treat later!

The Waterloo shown was real when "Terminus" was made which is why so much seems dated now. The "bag-lady" refused the amateur payment Equity had negotiated. When she died the film crew made sure she had a decent funeral. That was all they could do.

The film was ground-breaking in it's way. Ciné Vérité was never the same again.


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