See the moving  


The Great Train Robbery (II)

Edwin S. Porter, Edison Co., 1903

  1. From Scene 11   Meanwhile, a dance is going on back in town. This scene belongs to a storyline that begins in Scene 1 and is resumed in Scene 10 (the story of how the telegraph operator tells the law-abiding community whatís happened). This storyline dovetails with the main storyline (the robbery and the banditsí escape) in Scene 12.
  2. From Scene 12   With this scene, Porter returns to his main storyline (the robbery and the banditsí getaway), simultaneously dovetailing the storyline developed in Scenes 10 and 11.

Back to CHAPTER 5/Part 2