Dr. Robert A. Emmons Jr. is a digital documentary filmmaker focusing on American popular culture, specifically of the New Jersey region. His films include: Enthusiast: The 9th Art, Smalltown USA, Wolf at the Door, Yardsale! Goodwill: The Flight of Emilio Carranza, and De Luxe: The Tail of the Blue Comet. His documentaries range from conceptual installations to traditional narratives and have played in theaters and galleries through North and Central America. His published and presented works focus on electronic media, documentary film, and comic books and include Who's Responsible Here? Media, Audience, and Ethics (Cognella 2009), The Encyclopedia of Documentary Film (Routletdge, 2005) and Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools (Univ. of Minn. 2007), and The Encyclopedia of Latino and Latina History (Facts on File, 2010). Emmons teaches film, new media, and comics history at Rutgers University-Camden where he is also the Associate Director of the Honors College. He is also a member of the International Documentary Association.
I first learned about the Blue Comet by geocaching back in January 2008 Had I known that a wonderful piece of history hidden amongst the Pine Barrens would be featured as the topic in a Film and yes I also saw the episode on the Sopranos. I really…