NIGHT TRAIN (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959)

With Pociąg, written by Jerzy Lutowski and Jerzy Kawalerowicz, and resourcefully directed by Kawalerowicz, the opening shot encapsulates a major theme. Held for the duration of the opening credits, it is an overhead long-shot of humanity in motion, each individual separate, with a shadow attached. Indeed, Georges Sadoul has attributed “ultimate separateness” to the characters […]