Japanese train films

Rob Smith robixsmash
Thu Sep 11 22:14:52 EDT 2008

Also, 2 major parts of Swing Girls take place on the train:

And there are also some nice subway and bullet train shots in Lost In

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM, Rob Smith <robixsmash at gmail.com> wrote:

> Here are some quick IMDb links for the ones I can think of off of the top
> of my head:
> I Just Didn't Do It: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0794350/
> Hana and Alice: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0407851/
> Railroad Man: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0206216/
> Cafe Lumiere: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412596/
> The Taste of Tea: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413893/
> Nobody Knows: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408664/
> Long shots:
> A Gentle Breeze in the Village: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0997184/ (this
> is more of a train tracks movie than a train movie. They do take the train
> to Tokyo at one point, though.)
> April Story: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146271/ (The story begins in a
> train station in Hokkaido)
> Suicide Club: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0312843/ (Some... scenes take
> place on subway platforms)
> All About Lily Chou-Chou: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0297721/ (Some
> important scenes take place on the subway, and in the train station)
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 9:27 PM, Brian Ruh <brianruh at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Since reading this article [1] in the Japan Times, I've been thinking
>> about Japanese trains. (I love things like subway cars and trains. I think
>> it stems from growing up in a place where there wasn't anything like that.)
>> Can anyone recommend any good Japanese films that prominently feature
>> trains, stations, etc.? (When I try a Google search on the subject, I'm
>> inundated with results for Densha Otoko.)
>> Any time period or genre would be great. (I particularly like the train
>> scenes in Shinkai Makoto's "5 Centimeters Per Second" even though they're
>> animated.) Thanks in advance!
>> [1] http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20080909jk.html
>> Best,
>> Brian
>> Brian's Essential Reading:
>> http://www.oshiibook.com
> --
> -rob
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