I personally loved watching this short. Obviously by today’s standards it’s not much to go with, but I can just imagine the suspense experienced by the audiences of the day. It’s fast paced, it’s action-packed, and it’s really not all that bad. It’s also considered the father of the western genre, so we really do owe it a lot. The final shot of one of the gunman firing point blank at the camera was chilling, and was probably very moving at the time. It’s also suggested to be the inspiration for the famous James Bond shot at the camera. I highly recommend checking out this important piece of film history.
About The Great Train Robbery