Monday, December 7, 2009

Four O'Clock Factoid: Speeding

Four O'Clock Factoid is a daily feature on Track Twenty-Nine helping to get you through the workday with a bit of useless knowledge.

1994's Speed featured several parts of the LA area's transit system. Much of the film takes place on a bus, ostensibly a Santa Monica Big Blue Bus. During the early parts of the film, the bus uses the I-105 freeway, which was nearing completion at the time. In the background of many shots, one can see the tracks of LA's Green Line, also under construction at the time. Later in the film, LA's Metro plays a prominent role, eventually crashing through the construction at the end of the line to wind up on Hollywood Boulevard.

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