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Train victim is famed writer
NY Post ^ | November 1, 2010 | FRANK ROSARIO, JOHN DOYLE and EDMUND DeMARCHE

Posted on 11/01/2010 2:18:27 PM PDT by lowbridge

A Manhattan man who miraculously survived getting hit by a subway train over the weekend could pen a movie about his experience -- he's a big-time Hollywood screenwriter, sources said yesterday.

Will Rokos, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the Halle Berry-Billy Bob Thornton movie "Monster's Ball," was in critical but stable condition at Bellevue Hospital yesterday, a day after he was clipped in the head by a train while leaning over a subway platform.

Cops said Rokos was waiting inside the 14th Street station at Seventh Avenue for a No. 2 train Saturday afternoon when he leaned over to peer down the tunnel.

Suddenly, the northbound train barreled into the station, striking Rokos in the head.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: newyork; ny; subway
Whenever I rode the New York subways, I've seen people do that all the time: When they hear a train coming, they stand on the edge of the platform to peer down the tunnel. Either the vibrations of the incoming train can make you slip off the edge, or you make yourself a great target for some whacko who wants to push you onto the tracks.
1 posted on 11/01/2010 2:18:30 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge; Slings and Arrows
Cops said Rokos was waiting inside the 14th Street station at Seventh Avenue for a No. 2 train Saturday afternoon when he leaned over to peer down the tunnel.

Taking that MSNBC "lean forward" slogan a bit too seriously...

2 posted on 11/01/2010 2:22:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: lowbridge

When I watched Monster’s Ball, I felt like I was the one hit by a train. And talk about a skanky and gratuitous sex scene in a pathetic and disjointed downer of a movie.


3 posted on 11/01/2010 2:22:37 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: lowbridge

4 posted on 11/01/2010 2:22:55 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Williams

I could only watch a few minutes of that movie. It was dumb. Now I know why.


5 posted on 11/01/2010 2:24:31 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: lowbridge

Somehow I think that the premise offered by the article is faulty as the person was clipped in the head and is in critical condition. Doesn’t matter what he did before this happened.


6 posted on 11/01/2010 2:25:54 PM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: lowbridge
Will Rokos, who earned an Academy Award nomination for the Halle Berry-Billy Bob Thornton movie "Monster's Ball

Was the train driver a film critic?

Wretched movie.

7 posted on 11/01/2010 2:26:43 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life atheist, conservative Bostonian)
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To: lowbridge

So.. a lib writer fell in front of a train and wants to make $$ from it.

Another question... did it really take 3 reporters to write this?


9 posted on 11/01/2010 2:30:03 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Williams

I think I watched a bit of that movie and turned it off.


10 posted on 11/01/2010 2:31:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: lowbridge

It sounds like the victims were the viewers of the film he wrote!


11 posted on 11/01/2010 2:32:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: lowbridge

I’ve peered down the tunnel, too, but can’t imagine any sober person continuing to peer long enough to get struck on the head by a train.


12 posted on 11/01/2010 2:32:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Williams

To each his own..one of my favorite movies. Billy Bob is one of my favorite actors.


13 posted on 11/01/2010 2:35:25 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: lowbridge

“...could pen a movie about his experience...”

It was a dark night, I peered down the tunnel like a dumba*s, the train hit me, I went to the hospital, I got better, the end.


14 posted on 11/01/2010 2:37:13 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: GeronL

Please show me where it says he wants to make money from this. Who cares if he’s a liberal and nowhere in this article does it say that he is...A man survived after falling in front of a train. I celebrate that...sorry you don’t.


15 posted on 11/01/2010 2:38:18 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

He wrote “Monsters’ Ball”, he should have stayed in front of the train. /s


16 posted on 11/01/2010 2:40:37 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Hildy

For me, Slingblade is a great classic but Monster’s Ball oh well.


17 posted on 11/01/2010 2:45:06 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: GeronL
I think I watched a bit of that movie and turned it off.

That was the movie which allowed us to hear one of the dumbest acceptance speeches in Academy Award history, Halle Berry accepting her award as a victory for all people of color who were denied in the past. She joined the groups of mixed race people (Barack Obama is another) who celebrate the heritage of the parent who abandoned them while ignoring the efforts of the white parent who stuck around to raise them.

18 posted on 11/01/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: lowbridge

They said he was famous, not that he was bright...

Colonel, USAFR


19 posted on 11/01/2010 2:54:50 PM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

She can be nice looking but she and her Hollyweird types are all skankapotomuses to me. :p


20 posted on 11/01/2010 3:01:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: lowbridge
So far, respondents to this thread award “no stars” to this guy's movie.
21 posted on 11/01/2010 3:02:50 PM PDT by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: lowbridge

Q: What was the last thing to go through Will Rokos’ mind?
A: The No. 2 train!
(rimshot)


22 posted on 11/01/2010 3:11:09 PM PDT by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom
"....who celebrate the heritage of the parent who abandoned them while ignoring the efforts of the white parent who stuck around to raise them."

From her acceptance speech-

"I want to thank my mom who's given me the strength to fight every single day, to be who I want to be and given me the courage to dream, that this dream might be happening and possible for me. I love you, Mom, so much. Thank you."

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/halleberryoscarspeech.htm

She thanked many, many people, but her mother, who was sitting next to her in the audience, is the white parent. She never mentioned her father.


23 posted on 11/01/2010 5:22:29 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Hildy
"To each his own..one of my favorite movies"

I feel the same way. It's one that I own and have watched many, many times and I always enjoy it. Billy Bob and Halle did a great job.

24 posted on 11/01/2010 5:31:16 PM PDT by Mila
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To: Mila

And don’t forget Heath Ledger as the tortured son. The acting was just great.


25 posted on 11/01/2010 5:36:23 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Williams

Stupid, nasty movie


26 posted on 11/01/2010 7:57:07 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Hildy
"And don’t forget Heath Ledger as the tortured son."

Oh gosh, I can't believe that I overlooked poor Heath. God rest his soul. You know, even if the intensely emotional plot of this film may not be to the liking of everyone, it's really hard to dispute that the acting in it is superb.

27 posted on 11/02/2010 2:35:15 AM PDT by Mila
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