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Nine, Dalmuir West
Nine, Dalmuir West

Nine, Dalmuir West 1962

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Nine, Dalmuir West 1962

12 mins United Kingdom Director. Kevin Brownlow

Kevin Brownlow's portrait of the last days of Glasgow's tram system centres on the last tram to run in 1962, accentuating the mood of the final journey by contrasting shots of the event to the funky sounds of Joe Meek and The Tornados' Telstar, a symbol of the modern world to which the tram no longer belongs.

As with his feature Winstanley, Brownlow tempers the elegiac qualities of the film with brutal reality. There is no nostalgia in this portrait. Regret at the passing of this form of transport is balanced by the description of the city it served: a harsh, poverty-stricken environment in which a tram was one of the more available pleasures.

Directed by

Kevin Brownlow

Featuring

Paul Dickson

Sadie Mcgarvie

Genres

Documentary

Collection

Shorts

Released

1962

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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