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Film "Last Train to Freo" gains award

Postby <smarTTrams> » Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:05 pm

According to a news item on the website PerthNow:

WRITER Reg Cribb has been nominated in the Adapted Feature Film category for Last Train to Freo in the 2006 AWGIE awards....

Last Train to Freo was produced by Taylor Media and Pork Chop Productions with first time feature film director Jeremy Sims helming the adaptation from award winning writer Reg Cribb's stage play The Return which toured Australia and internationally to great acclaim.

Last Train to Freo has been selected for the Melbourne and New Zealand International Film Festivals and is being released nationally on September 21 in Australia and New Zealand by independent distributor Dendy Films.

Full story at http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0 ... 61,00.html


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I haven't seen the play (or film) but apparently it is a horrendous travel experience on board an A Series EMU.
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Postby <smarTTrams> » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:29 pm

City BO's eagle eye saw this piece about the film (in cinemas from September 14) in The Australian and posted this link to it:

http://www.busaustralia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15667

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The film has a website (or two):
http://www.lasttraintofreo.com/

http://www.taylormedia.com.au/

And this image confirms my claim that whenever there's trouble on the A Series EMUs it's a sure bet that it started in the perimeter seating area!

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Though I'd say Transperth would prefer this image for publicity purposes:

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(Actually it's the film crew after a hard day's shoot)
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Postby City Bus Observer » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:06 pm

This is the link to te article which I provided an a certain rail forum.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 947,00.htm

I also suggested that the film depicted some of the mores of the western suburbs of Perth. I suppose that a case could be made one way or another about lateral vs treanverse seating arrangement in Rerth suburban trains.
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