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To read more about the O. Winston Link you

can visit the museum here.
In Movie Theaters the Week of July 24th, 2006

O. Winston Link took elegant black-and-white nighttime photographs of the last of the great steam locomotives, as they chugged majestically across small-town America in the 1950s.

A curmudgeon and "paranoid-schizophrenic and manic-depressive" (according to one of his closest friends), Link married Conchita Mendoza when he was 73 and she 48. From there the story could be told by Stephen King: Conchita successfully marketed the photographs for increasing profit while becoming sexually entangled with another man - all the time keeping Link captive and incommunicado in his basement darkroom!

"I can't move the sun - and it's always in the wrong place - and I can't even move the tracks, so I had to create my own environment through lighting."

Paul Yule's film is a fascinating investigation into personality, crime, marriage, contemporary art, and the ever-malleable nature of truth.
 

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Thanks a lot for that link to the museum Dennis.
I have actually been starting to model the N&W in a small way and some of the photos this guy have taken are awesome. The pictures of a Y6b thundering down main street is incredible. Funnily enough when I was recreating an American main street I seemed to remember some towns having railroads going down the middle but when I came to think about it I thought maybe thats not right. So it was good to find out that I had not imagined that.

The shop has lots of stuff which I am really tempted by. I was halfway to buying most of their dvd's before I remembered that you have a different TV system in the states. However I will certainly be having one or two of the books and the calender too. The photos are brilliant.


It really is a reminder of how important it is to take photos for future generations to see accurately what has gone before. This guy has really captured his era well. If I could afford it I'd love one of his prints. $4000 is a bit steep though.

Have you seen this film? Does it contain much rail content?
 

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Whats the title of the film? I can't see anything listed on imdb? Although its unlikely to get a cinema release down in this part of the world, it might be good to look out for it on DVD.
 

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Ignore that, its the title of the thread! Just surprised that theres nothing on imdb - usually they are pretty good at this sort of thing.
 

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I enjoyed reading the review - thanks for the post


Now to watch out for it on network TV sometime.

David
 
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