Japanese train films

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Fri Sep 12 13:56:24 EDT 2008

K?ichi Sait?'s "Yakusoku" (1972) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0224421/ begins and ends with very beautifully shot train scenes, involving Kishi Keiko and Hagiwara Kenichi. Also as a remarkably nostalgic score by Miyagawa Yasushi... 
Greetings to all,
Clemens Kr?mmel

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> Datum: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:27:45 -0700 (PDT)
> Von: Brian Ruh <brianruh at yahoo.com>
> An: KineJapan <kinejapan at lists.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Betreff: Japanese train films

> 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
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