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Royal Train (1896)

The insignia visible on the train identifies it as Queen Victoria's own personal conveyance, and the presence of the monarch (or at least a very senior member of the Royal Family) is ... See full summary »

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The insignia visible on the train identifies it as Queen Victoria's own personal conveyance, and the presence of the monarch (or at least a very senior member of the Royal Family) is suggested by the large crowds that have gathered to witness its arrival, as well as the formal police guard of honor. If this was indeed taken in 1896, this would make Royal Train one of the oldest films depicting the British monarchy, albeit on this occasion from a discreet distance. The following year, Paul would shoot the celebrations for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee from a great many vantage points.

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This film only survives as a fragment, and is hard to identify with any certainty as it doesn't appear in any of Paul's catalogs. See more »

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The Train Now Arriving...
13 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

Robert Paul is a largely forgotten name today, but he was a major pioneer of British cinema, and was quick to grasp the commercial potential of cinema in ways that better known pioneers such as William Friese-Greene were not. He was more of a mechanic than a filmmaker making, with Birt Acres, his own camera on which to shoot films in 1895, and also Britain's first projector, the Animatograph, with which to screen them in 1896. Early in the 20th century he had a custom-made studio built in Muswell Hill.

Royal Train is a short piece of film shot from a static camera which captures the arrival of the royal train into a station where it is greeted by a crowd held back by a row of policemen. Not a lot happens – we don't even get to see anyone alighting from the train. It's fair to say this isn't one of Paul's more interesting films.


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