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A Switchback Railway

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Directed by  Robert W. Paul
Running time  39 secs
Language  Silent
Director  Robert W. Paul
Cinematography  Robert W. Paul
Release date  1898 (1898)
Country  United Kingdom
Initial release  1898
Produced by  Robert W. Paul
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Production company  Paul's Animatograph Works
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A Switchback Railway is an 1898 British short black-and-white silent actuality film, directed by Robert W. Paul, featuring patrons riding on a switchback railway at a fairground. "This dynamically composed actuality," according to Micahael Brooke of BFI Screenonline, "was clearly a success, so much so that James Williamson and the Riley Brothers released their own switchback railway films only a few months later." It is included on the BFI DVD R.W. Paul: The Collected Films 1895-1908. It is arguable that the filmmaker, R.W. Paul, missed a trick by not placing the camera inside one of the moving cars to simulate the ride from the passenger's perspective, although he might have had difficulty keeping the camera steady. Nonetheless, the film was clearly a success, so much so that James Williamson and the Riley Brothers released their own switchback railway films only a few months later.

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