The Titfield Thunderbolt
When British Railways announce the closure of the Titfield to Mallingford branch line a group of local residents make a bid to run it themselves, backed by a monied member of the community who is attracted by the complete lack of licensing hours on trains. Unfortunately the local bus company starts to use methods that can hardly be seen as fair competition.
- Stars:Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Griffith, Gabrielle Brune, Sidney James, Reginald Beckwith, Edie Martin, Michael Trubshawe, Jack MacGowran, Ewan Roberts, Herbert C. Walton, John Rudling,
- Director:Charles Crichton,
- Writer:T.E.B. Clarke (original screenplay)
Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
The Titfield Thunderbolt torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: One person commented that this film is "blatantly liberal." Perhaps it is if one has no qualms with the quasi-fascism of the Bush administration and thinks democracy is too socialistic. Actually, Hacking Democracy is relatively nonpartisan--this film should concern EVERYONE in the US. As was mentioned in the beginning, many Republicans are sceptical of the validity of electronic voting machines. We've all heard that these machines can be dangerous and that the owner of them promised to deliver Ohio to Bush, butwhat makes this documentary shocking is *how* it is done, how easy they can be fooled, and how the people who run these polling places are complicit in *breaking the law* in order to hide/destroy the evidence. It's astonishing this stuff hasn't gotten more medi coverage and it is also astonishing that Kerry was such a panzy(even more than Gore) in allowing Bush to falesly win again because he *knew* there was voting fraud. Desparingly, 80%of voters use these machines. Even if onlya few counties misuse them, that's enough to change the state of the USA for 4 years. After this film, I've become even more disillusioned with America's "democracy." This is really f*cked up. Americnas of all political persuasions ought to be appauled.
(it) wrote: Reality is what we observe; the eye of the film camera is no more a privileged position to document life than our own fitfully dreaming inner eye. In an attempt for ultra-realism, some directors choose to focus on that which is bathetic, banal, and boring in our lives: suburban homes in Vienna, filled with their quiet desperation, violence, dotted with flabby bodies steaming in the heatwave that is the focus of this film. But unlike the similar (and Austrian) film 'Antares' which is one of the sublime expressions of Realism in Art, this film only comes away as disaffected, bitter and disquieting. Why should realism in cinema come to rest only on that which is ugly? Winner of the Grand Jury Special Prize at the Venice Film Festival, 2001.
(mx) wrote: I hated this movie as a kid, and I hate it now. It's fully of really ridiculous songs and typical kids-movie stuff, which really hurts it. It's not only unoriginal; it's simply not fun. It has a workable concept with a few good moments, but it's just not entertaining. My least favorite animated movie.
(fr) wrote: A film about friendship formed from the love of riding the waves. Some touching and funny moments. I felt myself being a bit detached in parts. Possibly because i could not relate to things such as the violence at the party.
(ru) wrote: Since I wasn't expecting nothing out of this film cuz of the delay in the release, I liked it! It was an extreme pleasure to watch Manisha in complete form after a long gap! She looked absolutely gorgeous for a change. It was also nice to see Sanjay looking younger. However, there were some flaws in the story/script & the dialogues could've been more impactful.
(it) wrote: Downright depressing Roman Polanski film details the descent of a lonely, psychologically unstable girl living in a Paris apartment who struggles to curb her homicidal tendencies.
(it) wrote: hilarious! i can totally relate to going on vacation during the holidays!
(ca) wrote: Really good for its time period, with interesting sets. Holds up well.