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December 04, 2010

Snow (1963)

Documented in Geoffrey Jones' Oscar nominated short, we learn that even decades ago England suffered from the wrong kind of snow (via Small Dead Animals).

Comprising train and track footage quickly shot just before a heavy winter's snowfall was melting, the award-winning classic that emerged from the cutting-room compresses British Rail's dedication to blizzard-battling into a thrilling eight-minute montage cut to music. Tough-as-boots workers struggling to keep the line clear are counterpointed with passengers' buffet-car comforts.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 4, 2010 07:58 AM