twinship wrote:Scottychaos,it did seem most likely to me they were shooting the arrival and departure scene at the same time. However unlikely, though, it occurred to me that the man was arriving from Syracuse and departing to Rochester, so the train would have been heading west both times. Yeah, unlikely.
No, Rochester isnt involved..
In the story, the kid if going from New York City to Canandaigua by train.
probably Auburn road from Syracuse to Canandaigua.
The journey back at the end of the film is simply meant to be "back home to New York City"
yes, at the end of the film they briefly do the show the train pulling out of Canandaigua headed west, toward Rochester..
but i suspect that was just for ease of filming..for the movie, he is supposed to be leaving in the opposite direction he arrived..they dont care which way the train is actually going for the scene.
and in the beginning, they do have the train going right to left (west) then at the end its filmed going the opposite direction, left to right (east)..so they did make sure that looked correct overall..the brief scene of the train pulling out toward toward Rochester is likely just a fluke, filmed that way because the locomotive was already on that end of the train!
for the movie's purposes, Rochester doesnt exist...and for people who dont actually know how the Canandaigua station is situated in relation to the tracks, (which statistically is.. everyone)
they cant tell the train is briefly going west..and every other shot at the departure scene shows the train going left to right, Eastbound.
So, the two scenes were very likely filmed on the same day..no reason not to film them the same day, when the actors and crew are all already there in Canandaigua.