Movie Made Atlanta #2: Escape from New York at the old Omni MARTA station

In the novel The Moviegoer, the character Binx Bolling describes a phenomenon he calls “certification”:

Nowadays, when a person lives somewhere, in a neighborhood, the place is not certified for him to live. More than likely he will live there sadly and the emptiness which is inside him will expand until it evacuates the entire neighborhood. But if he sees a movie which shows his very neighborhood, it becomes possible for him to live, for a time at least, as a person who is Somewhere and not Anywhere.

What if a place in one’s hometown is depicted in a scene that is ultimately deleted from the final cut of a movie?  Is the place still certified?

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2 Responses to “Movie Made Atlanta #2: Escape from New York at the old Omni MARTA station”

  1. Paul Ossmann Says:

    Will sidekicks ever learn not to declare “we made it, baby!” before the credits roll?

  2. drew kane Says:

    i’m pretty sure most of the MARTA system can be frozen in 1997. it will always look futuristic and dated at the same time.

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