Saturday, November 27, 2010
In the movie The Station Agent, Take place at Newfoundland, NJ. There are three main characters. Each character seems to be have their own problems, and also figuring out who they really are. Olivia is one of the main characters in the movie. We first meet Olivia, who also most run over Finbar McBride with her car. Finbar McBride is one of the main characters in the movie. Olivia Harris is the Character who had stood out the most out all the characters in the movie.
Olivia was mother and wife. She was married and had a son name Sam. After Olivia’s son, passed, than she decides to move away from her hometown to their vacation house to get away from the world. In the middle of the movie she tells us that she left her husband because was not longer happy with their marriage after their son die. For Olivia Harris we can see that home is emotional state, rather than physical place for her. In movie we see that Olivia lives alone in a vacation house which seems bigger than any other character home, and yet she feels that she has no one in her life. In the middle of the movie we see that Olivia emotion come out whenever see think about her son or see kids that are playing. While Olivia was sitting with Fin and Joe on the front porch of Fin, Olivia saw a young boy who was playing soccer with a two kids. It was boy and a girl, the boy had remembered Olivia her son. Right then she becomes very emotional because thought of son, Sam. Olivia runs to her SUV to go home so she would not feel that pain anymore. All three main characters appear to be running away from their past from their old hometown. They all found more than new home they had found each other. For that they are home emotional and physical state.
In the film “The Station Agent”, there are three main characters in the movie, these charters have in common they all trying to get a place that they can call home, and they don’t care if they have high quality life like the other people. They live in Newfoundland, New Jersey. One of the charters names, is Finbar and live in across the train station in Newfoundland. I chose to talk about Finbar because he is the interesting man in the movie. Finbar lose his best friend Henry in the beginning of the movie. After his best friend die, Finbar inherits his friend home and then decided to be quite person who wants to be alone and became train chaser. In the movie, Finbar is a quit and wise operate who always want everything to be on time and not like to be bather by the other people. In addition, Finbar thought home is physical place but he find out is an emotional state. This means he wants to get a place that he can sleep and he can get rest, without having any other thing such as electricity and top water. Which is he does not cares about any close friends. However, after while Finbar gets close to two other charters, they became friends name Joe and Olivia. Before he make friends with Joe and Olivia people used treat him so badly laugh the way he is and make fun of him. For example when Olivia and Joe treat him like really person he start to have new friendship. Therefore, after that Olivia and Finbar become closer than Joe, Olivia, and Finbar have feeling each other, and have a fun together most of the time. Olivia is related more Finbar situation, she had lost her son about two years ago and she goes back her old home that she used live with her family. Finally, when Finbar he gets new friends in that town, he feels happy and emotion with his new life that he make with the new friend Olivia and Joe that is what home is all about to him.
The movie "The Station Agent" is directed by Thomas McCarthy and Finbar McBride is main Character. Finbar McBride is a simple man his very quiet person lonely he doesn’t like to talk a lot. ; he enjoys watching and reading about trains. He does not have many friends; He is not married as well. Henry is his only friend and he works with him in small model train shop, but that change when Henry passed away. Henry left Finbar a small a house in the country side located in New Jersey near the train station in his will. Finbar decided to move to that rural place because where he uses to work was getting closed after the death of his friend and the owner.
Finbar was happy that he is moving to country side in New Jersey. He likes isolation. But when he gets there, a lot of things changed. Finbar become interesting in Cuban American named Joe, who lived near him. Finbar become friends with Cleo and Emily. Joe and Fin become close friends. They walk around through railroad in miles to film. Through Joe, Fin met Cleo and Emily and they become closer to him as well. The interaction with people, Fin began to understand requires appreciation, understanding and helping-those people or friends. Olive, Joe, and Finbar soon become a contrasting group of friends, though at first it would seem more like they spend time with each other because there’s nothing better to do. The more they spend time each other, the more small plain town seems to living up a bit.
At the end, Finbar talked, actually lectured, to students about trains and railroads. He helped Olivia during stress and depression she suffered. He has to help and mentor Emily and protect her from her friend, boyfriend. The movie touched me in a profound way .it’s sad, hilarious, inspiring, and uplifting all rolled into one small package .the story is one of overcoming our fears, being ourselves no matter what, and most of all; the importance of love and friendship . The movie is funny and full of really life realities. I enjoyed watching it.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In the film, The Station Agent, the three main characters in the movie all seem to be trying to find a new home in the sleepy, little town of Newfoundland, NJ, but they all have things about them that keep them from doing so. The central character, Fin, a dwarf who just wants to be left alone, comes to live in this quiet hamlet after inheriting the old, abandoned train depot from a recently departed friend whom he worked for in Hoboken, NJ. This new home seems ideal to him at first given its secluded location on the outskirts of town and the obvious connection to his fascination with trains, but soon he discovers that it’s not as quiet as it seems. The first to interrupt Fin’s little slice of loner heaven is Joe, a lonely – yet talkative – guy who is operating a food truck right next to the depot. Thanks to his outgoing nature, we learn pretty quickly that Joe is from Manhattan and is just “temporarily” helping out his dad who has become too ill to run the truck on his own. Next, we are introduced to the character of Olivia, who nearly runs Fin over with her SUV. Twice. In the beginning of the movie, we learn that Olivia’s son, Sam, passed away 2 years ago and later in the movie we learn that she is living in what used to be her family’s summer “get-away” in Newfoundland, NJ after leaving her husband and their home in Princeton, NJ. Both Fin and Olivia appear to be running away from painful pasts in their former hometowns, with Fin running from memories and resentment about how he was treated because of his dwarfism and Olivia running away from the painful memories of her son’s untimely death. Thanks in part to the unlikely hero of Joe, who works diligently to become friends with these 2 secluded individuals, we see how this unusual trio of people are able to form a strong bond of friendship that is able to help them all overcome their own personal hurdles that keep them from embracing tiny Newfoundland, NJ as home.