See the moving  
Picture

FIGURE 5.31

The Great Train Robbery (V)

Edwin S. Porter, Edison Co., 1903

  1. From Scene 9   The camera pans right to left with the bandits as they leave the train and flee for their waiting horses.
  2. From Scene 3   Note the open door of the car, screen-right: outside, the landscape passes by. “Certain historians,” reports one reliable account of the Western, “have claimed that this was achieved by constructing the set immediately adjacent to the railway track, but in actual fact, a good, if occasionally unsteady, superimposition was the modus operandi.” More precisely, the effect was achieved with a process shot called an in-camera matte (see Figure 5.32).

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