Movie Reviewed: Red Dog
Ting Tran playing Rachael Taylor
Cathy Uchida playing ‘Oz Movie Talk’ show host/movie critique
(Show introduction music playing)
CATHY: Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to ‘Oz Movie Talk’ where the latest, hottest Aussie films are the talk of the show. This week on Oz Movie Talk is a heart-wrenching film based on a novel, ‘Red Dog’ directed by Kriv Stenders. This movie features Josh Lucas, Rachael Taylor, John Batchelor and most importantly the main attraction of the movie…Koko! We are lucky enough to have Rachael join us at Movie Talk this week. Welcome Rachael! (claps) RACHAEL: Hi everybody, it’s lovely to be here at Movie Talk this week. CATHY: So Rachael would you like to give our guests an overview on the plot of this movie? (next slide on ppt – Red Dog Picture) RACHAEL: Yeah sure. Red Dog is a ‘stray’ dog who has no real master and is shared and loved by everyone in a small town Dampier, WA. The arrival of a bus driver for Hamersley Iron, John Grant played by Josh Lucas; Red Dog becomes immediately attached to him and practically follows John everywhere. The real adventure begins however when John is unexpectedly killed in an accident and Red Dog goes out to look for him. CATHY: It is such an admirable film and it certainly celebrates the Australian spirit in an impeccable way. It's humorous. It's moving. To be honest, I bawled my eyes out at the end of it. It was such a moving film and knowing it was based on true events…it made me cry even harder. RACHAEL: Yes it had quite an emotional storyline. While acting, I always find something I have in common with the character. Nancy being an Australian, it definitely felt great to be in a character of my expertise. CATHY: Being an Aussie, do you feel that this movie was a good portrayal of the Australian Identity? RACHAEL: It undeniably defines the brilliance of the Australian public. Where the theme revolves around the classic relationship between man and...
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