rail & train in japanese cinema

Brett Johnson brettjon at umich.edu
Fri Jan 7 09:04:08 EST 2000

Anime trains:
"Night on the Galactic Railroad" features a spectoral train that takes the
protagonist on a jouney through the stars with many stops along the way.

Real Trains:
"Eki" was also the name of a 12-part TV series in 1996 that featured young
train conductors.

At 01:08 PM 1/7/00 +0100, you wrote:
>As far as I remember a railway employee is the main character in Noboru
>Nakamura's Shiokari Pass from 1977, and the title refers to a railway pass
>somewhere in Hokkaido. As for amine, there is a well crafted train chase
>sequence in Miyazaki Hayao's Tenku no shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the
>Sky) from 1986, and a short train scene in his Majo no takkyubin (Kiki's
>Delivery Service) from 1989.
>	Regards
>	Christian

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