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QUOTE (Purley Oaks @ 5 May 2008, 17:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did anyone see the WW2 movie Charlotte Gray on C4 last Saturday night? The French resistance team were blowing up an arms train - so what loco did they use? That's right, a BR standard 9F 2-10-0 (92240, I think). I wouldn't have known a French or German steam loco from my elbow, so why use a British one built 10 years after the war ended? Who researches these things? May as well have had the Nazis driving around in Morris Minors, using a convertible 1000 as a staff car.

Totally ruined the movie for me, much to my wife's amusement!

mal

You're supposed to get lost in the drama of the moment and not caught up in such details. Time to wear the anorak in bed ?

Well done though for spotting the error.

It's like seeing some of those westerns with

a. watches on wrists of indians (or cavalry men)
b. electricity pylons or some such modern (at the time) element in the landscape.

Though spotting the era and colours of the loco.

That's a good one.

Nice one

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I'll have to get more tuned into such details. However, to most people it is just a train and doesn't need to be more than that. I think I would notice the DB though (must look out for it next time)

My favourite thing about watching some movies is falling asleep

The rest of the time I do get absorbed and wouldn't notice unless I actively look at the detAILS AND/OR THE BACKGROUND.



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QUOTE (hairyhandedfool @ 8 May 2008, 11:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>and in the space provided for a single train (there was an oncoming train, which was also a TGV that had no pan)

Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure this particular TGV had no engine either, I'm sure they had all their baggage in the trailing driving car.

Again I got lost in the moment and was more concerned about the problems flying the helicopter.

Then again, my trainspotting was never the best.

I prefer looking out for wristwatches on Indians in cowboy movies (trains appear in these very frequently but everyone breaks the windows to shoot out of them)

or telegraph poles in medieval movies

or other such gross errors.

I am, however, going to build up my trainspotting skills and join you guys in getting thumped on the couch for pointing out details of the use of trains in movies

I also think it is a good idea to nominate our movie/film with the worst train prop. I will have to think of my nomination.



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