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 Film re: NJ Hot Dog vendor (and a train-chaser)

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Film re: NJ Hot Dog vendor (and a train-chaser) Sun, 10/5/03 4:44 AM (permalink)
A movie named The Station Agent just opened to rave reviews.

After reading that one of the characters was a hot-dog vendor in New Jersey, I thought that John Fox might appreciate it.

And after reading Al-The Mayor-Bowen's comments about train-chasing, I thought he'd appreciate know that the main character is a train-chaser (if I understood one reviewer's comments correctly) who moves into an abandoned rail depot in Newfoundland, NJ.

From the NY Times review:
In one [scene,] Joe drives next to a train, while Fin, a quiet smile on his face, catches the locomotive with his video camera.

The director Tom McCarthy says in an interview:
[I was] introduced to the subculture of railfans, which is a term for people who are obsessed with the history and culture of the American railroad, and train-chasers, who are people who film trains. Most of all, I began to see how much trains are a part of the fabric of our culture.”

[url='']The Station Agent web site[/url]

[url='']The Station Agent Trailer (requires Quicktime)[/url]

[url='']Rotten Tomatoes Reviews of The Station Agent[/url]

Rotten Tomatoes lists 33 out of 34 positive reviews and gives the movie a 97% out of 100% on its Tomatometer rating scale (Fresh Tomato!)
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