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Postby blink55184 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 3:27 pm

Havent seen it yet this weekend, and can't wait to.

Got amazing reviews and my friends told me it is worth seeing multiple times.

The Departed has some MBTA scenes in it I have heard
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Postby savebowdoin » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:57 pm

What I find most amusing about Next Stop Wonderland is the fact that they used Wood Island for the Airport station in the scene on the platform, with the "Wood Island" signs covered up with "Airport" signs. I'm guessing because, until recently, WI looked infinitely better than the aging Airport station. Also, its probably easier to film at Wood Island than at the busier Airport station.

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Postby bbfen » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:11 am

"The Departed" has some scenes with Martin Sheen hopping the Red Line at Park Street and riding to South Station ... while talking on his cellphone. I guess it's theoretically possible now with Nextel, but the Boston audience I was with booed at that part. The movie is pretty damn good on Boston stuff overall though.

Also, there were the requisite shots of the Red Line trains going over the bridge.
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Postby bbfen » Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:39 am

I remembered I'm going to be down at the DA's office Friday, and I'm sure a few of my favorite cops will be waiting around to testify before the grand jury. I'll ask what service they use, and if their phones get reception in the tunnels.

I thought I had read a few weeks back in the Globe that tunnel service was still sketchy for law enforcement, etc.
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Postby bingdude » Mon Oct 16, 2006 3:55 pm

michael_m_rubino wrote:Banachek with George Pappard had some shots of the greenline on huntington ave. in the early 1970's.


If you are counting TV shows, there were a couple of shots of PCC cars and the Symphony stop in the opening credits of Paul Sands In Friends And Lovers, which ran on TV in 1973 or so.
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Postby mattster » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:08 pm

Rather than start a new thread I figured I would post this here. Why don't we make this a thread about the MBTA referenced in other media--books, movies, music, advertising? Anyway, I spotted this today at Kenmore:

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Postby Ron Newman » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:45 pm

that's way cool
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Postby railfan101 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:06 pm

The late 80's move "Hiding Out" with John Cryer . The scene shows him running from the Mafia through the platforms of South Station and Jumping on a commuter rail train.
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"Shuttle"

Postby GP40MC1118 » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:10 pm

There was some filming last week at Everett Jct for an independent
film called "Shuttle". Took place on the remnents of the Saugus Branch
and we even moved our ballast hoppers up closer to the overhead
bridge for them.

"Shuttle" is a pyshological thriller, directed by Edward Anderson and
is filming in Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Revere, Roxbury and Worcester.

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Postby paulrail » Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:13 am

Very interesting Dave. Any idea when the movie is due for release?

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Postby mattster » Mon May 14, 2007 11:53 pm

Being the horror movie fan that I am I was reading about an old slasher I've always passed up called Night School and learned that it was filmed entirely in Boston. I checked it out and was pleased to see this:

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Postby rhodiecub2 » Tue May 15, 2007 10:23 am

railfan101 wrote:The late 80's move "Hiding Out" with John Cryer . The scene shows him running from the Mafia through the platforms of South Station and Jumping on a commuter rail train.


Don't they also show Washington station as well?
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Postby Ron Newman » Tue May 15, 2007 11:45 am

Which el station was this?
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Postby AznSumtinSumtin » Tue May 15, 2007 4:47 pm

Washington wasn't an El station. It's Downtown Crossing. Downtown Crossing used to be called Washington, but it was changed in the 80's.
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Postby Ron Newman » Tue May 15, 2007 4:52 pm

That picture does not look anything like Downtown Crossing, either now or in any past decade.
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