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The conjoined symbolism of religion and economic progress is an explicit marker of archaic modernity. The first and longest animated sequence, which begins approximately ten minutes into the film, is signalled by a live-action shot of a train edited to travel backwards on a railroad track out of the frame, leaving only the empty track and an accompanying electric pole in the image. As the animation begins, the shot switches to black and white. The subsequent animation tips the electric pole out of the ground and literally erases it from the scene (as one might with a pencil eraser).