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1hr 42mins
Dir: Neil Jordan
Starring: Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore

A writer reflects on his affair with a married woman during the Second World War

This drama is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by author Graham Greene which had itself already been adapted into a film in 1955 (qv). There is a brief shot of the stairs down to the ticket hall at Maida Vale Underground station, and a very unusual aerial shot of a steam-hauled train passing through a bombed cityscape. There is also a scene filmed in the ticket hall of Arnos Grove Underground station. In addition, there are a couple of brief scenes filmed onboard a train, but it is not known where these were filmed.

Julianne Moore on the staircase of Maida Vale Underground station
Sam Bould and Julianne Moore on the concourse of Arnos Grove Underground station. The wood paneling has been added to cover up the modern day clutter and makes it look more like a bank!
This is the single shot of a train that appears in the film. I myself do not know what to make of this. How much of it is real, and how much of it is a recreation? Meanwhile, what type of locomotive is it, and where did the ‘inspiration’ for such a shot originate from?