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Masterpiece: The Railway Children
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At the turn of the 20th century, three Yorkshire children lost their father; the police took him away, their mother refused to explain why. In a new country home, the lonely children waited and hoped, waving faithfully to passengers on a nearby train each dayuntil befriended by a kind old gentleman. Could he help bring back their lost father? Jenny Agutter and Richard Attenborough star in a touching adaptation of Edith Nesbit's novel.
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THIS HAS A HALLMARK HALL OF FAME TASTE, BUT HAS MUCH MORE DEPTH AND ISNT COATED IN SUGAR.
A GOOD WGBH/BOSTON/PBS PRODUCTION- IF TRYING TO LOCATE ?
THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT AND HOLDAY TRADITION TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY---A WONDERFUL TURN OF THE CENTURY TALE.
"MICHAEL KITCHENS" (FOYLES WAR), RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH, GREGOR FISHER, AND JENNY AGUTTER SHOULD BE APPRECIATED AND RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR FINE ACTING TALENTS:) FROM EDITH NESBITS 1906 NOVEL.
ORIGINALLY AN E/M "MASTERPICE THEATRE" PRESENTATION---GET THIS DVD NOW?!
This DVD is beautifully done so that the outdoor scenes, especially, are magnificent. The children's adventures and their developing friendships with the people who live in and around their small village are all lovingly filmed. A host of talented actors, including Michael Kitchen, Jenny Agutter, and Sophie Thompson, among many others, enhance the story. And the final scenes, when the newly released father steps off the train into his daughter's arms, are guaranteed to produce a lump in your throat.
Jenny Agutter played Bobbie Waterbury in the 1970 version. In this version she plays "mother".
Even though the story is transparent, the execution is excellent. The acting is superb and the consumes, even the train fit period of the story. I may have been stretch to believe in a philanthropic railroad tycoon.
Thank you for the opportunity to review this video.
In spite of this, it is still a beautifully presented tale appropriate for the entire family; I think the production team was quite brave to even attempt a remake.
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Love it! We watched few times and my little daughter was watching still from the beginning to the end. Recommended to all my friends!Published 13 months ago by just_mihaela
Very true to the book for the most part. Charming view of Victorian life and values of the period.Published 17 months ago by Vivienne Allen
This was a super movie to watch as a whole family. The children learning to live in a way that was totally different than they were used to. Read morePublished 22 months ago by mjw
While I thoroughly enjoyed this 2002 production, I prefer the 1970 version which, to my mind, contained more subtle humour.
One observation on the credits above. Read more
This story is very lovely and nice to watch over and over again.
Personally I find a touch of romance is added where there is none in the book, but overall the story is quite... Read more