After posting Closely Watched Trains by BeetleyPete for my Foreign Favourites series, I thought why not do a themed quiz on films fully or predominantly set on trains. This one may be trickier than usual, as the films stretch back to the 1930s and cover quite a few different genres. Do you have a favourite among the six films below? Any others you re fond of that you think could have been included?
Since starting my Foreign Favourites, I’ve been delighted with the standard, analysis and range of genres, styles and nationalities covered. So it’s great news that I have another addition from the Norfolk-based Beetley Pete who in his charming blog shares his thoughts about his life in eastern England, including his interest in photography, his dog Ollie and the rural nature around him. Here are his thoughts on Czech film, Closely Watched Trains (1966).