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

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2003/10/05 04:44:59 (permalink)

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

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:
quote:
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:
quote:
[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='http://thestationagent.com/home.html']The Station Agent web site[/url]

[url='http://www.apple.com/trailers/miramax/the_station_agent/']The Station Agent Trailer (requires Quicktime)[/url]

[url='http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/TheStationAgent-1126124/']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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