Re: City in the Sun

Alasdair Loch was a Australian but he worked all around the world
(including Hollywood and UK) and no doubt he was pitching at an
international market. I think the trolleybuses were just a coincidence as
he was filming around that part of the city.

Tony P

On Monday, 11 January 2021 at 09:52:06 UTC+11mcloug...@... wrote:

> Richard Youl posted:


> >


> Fascinating watching that; an Australia only a decade before my time.

> Thanks Richard.


> Two observations:


> 1: The frequent shots of trolley buses in a city that hardly had any of

> them (but trams everywhere at the time the film was made, circa 1947)

> suggest to me the producers with a UK audience in mind saw trolley buses as

> "modern" because at the time they were replacing trams in many parts of the

> UK (and had replaced many London tram routes by then; but no more as they

> were even doomed in London, with all further London tram replacements being

> diesel buses). So they incorporated all those trolley bus scenes to make

> Sydney look "modern" to a UK audience


> 2: The film is a reminder of how extraordinarily White and Anglo

> Australia was back then, before even Italians and Greeks were allowed to

> join Poms as immigrants.


> --

> david mcloughlin, New Zealand

> "I am and always will be the optimist,the hoper of far-flung hopes and

> dreamer of improbable dreams." -- Doctor Eleven