Thursday, July 07, 2011

The Money Train

I want to make some sort of a short film with this music track to it. It's dark though, I'm imagining it would be set at night, or something sinister during the day... It's haunting and I can't stop listening to it.

The scene it comes from in the film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is the train robbery, and Roger Deakins shot it like art. The covered faces of the robbers light up through the trees by the moving head lamp of the train like ghosts flashing in the dark, and even the trees' shadows wipe across the screen are haunting. Add this to the music and it's a magnificent piece of cinema. The link to the scene is at the bottom.