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Adaptation of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , 2002 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Last Cab to Darwin
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'Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive across the heart of the country to Darwin, where he's heard he will be able to die on his own terms; but along the way he discovers that before you can end your life, you've got to live it, and to live it you've got to share it... ' (Production summary)

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Tropical Darwin on Screen : Critiquing National Values Using Urban Frontier Tropes in Charlie’s Countryand Last Cab to Darwin. Gemma Blackwood , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Etropic , vol. 17 no. 2 2018; (p. 132-150)

'Australia’s northern-most tropical city of Darwin has a strong presence in the domestic and international touristic imagination as a tropical escape destination – a small city poised on the edge of outstanding natural beauty – yet in national cinematic representations Darwin is often presented as a frontier zone, whether these tropes are pivoted around culture or nature. I would like to take up this idea of the city of Darwin as special and distinctive in the national imaginary that is discernible in recent Australian cinema, an idea that I show extends to the city’s representation in theatre and literature. This paper performs a close textual reading of the city’s recent representation in two high profile Australian feature films, Charlie’s Country (Rolf de Heer, 2013) and Last Cab to Darwin (Jeremy Sims, 2015). These are films that employ compassionate, humanistic themes, each maintaining a strong focus on main characters who find themselves both marginalized and neglected within the broader mechanisms of Australian society: hence each film is simultaneously performing the secondary work of critiquing Australian culture. In both films, I show how the tropical city of Darwin operates as a space of difference, but unlike the contemporary tourism marketing that simplistically brands the region as a “site of desire”, here we find two unique critiques of Australian law and society that work to show the ethical frontiers of legislation and of human sovereignty.' (Publication abstract)

Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism : Jeremy Sims’ ‘Last Cab to Darwin’ Chris Palazzolo , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , July-September no. 19 2016;

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV
'Chris Palazzolo learns about The People in Last Cab to Darwin, directed by Jeremy Sims, 2016'
From Stage to Screen : Why Australian Cinema Is so in Love with the Theatre Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 10 March 2016;
'Recently there have been more Australian screen adaptations of plays than ever been before – but how much is too much?'
The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
2015 Australian Cinema Goes Commercial Brian McFarlane , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Winter vol. 189 no. 2016; (p. 42-50)
Vision Splendid for Aussie Films Fiona Purdon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 June 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV
'Michael Caton’s latest movie Last Cab to Darwin will open the second Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival in Winton writes Fiona Purdon.'
Cabbie Finds Life in Face of Death Garry Maddox , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 June 2015; (p. 11)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV ; Strangerland Fiona Seres , 2015 single work film/TV
Last Cab to Darwin First Look Review – A Moving If Muddled Aussie Road Movie Luke Buckmaster , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 June 2015;

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV
Last Cab to Darwin a True Blue Emotional Ride 2015 single work review
— Appears in: NT News , 12 June 2015; (p. 14)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV
'The release date and trailer for a highly anticipated major Australian movie filmed predominantly i the Northern Territory have been released...'
Reading the Meter Fiona Purdon , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 July 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of Last Cab to Darwin Reg Cribb , Jeremy Sims , 2014 single work film/TV
'Aussie larrikin Michael Caton channels his lesser-known serious side in drama Last Cab to Darwin...'
Keep Your Eyes Wide Shut, Nic Looks Feral 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 April 2014; (p. 13)
Outback Nicole's Out of Sight Sally Brooks , Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 April 2014; (p. 5)
Batch of Lively Local Films to Have World Premieres Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 2015; (p. 8)
Lively Films Drive Record Numbers Garry Maddox , 2015 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 June 2015; (p. 11)
'Taxi drivers were hailed heroes at the festival, writes Garry Maddox. '
Tell Him He's Not Dreamin' Anymore Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 19 July 2015; (p. 80)
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