Dirt Music (Gregor Jordan, tba) film rights of Tim Winton's novel were bought by Phillip Noyce in 2002, but it is now to be produced by Finola Dwyer, Amanda Poser, and Angie Fielder; film to be shot in WA set in fictional seaside town of White Point; Layla Tucak, "Noyce to put Music on film", The Australian, 11 May 2002: 3; UK/Aust copro; shot mid-west WA, Kimberley, Dongara, Port Denison; WA Regional Film Fund
Tim Winton and Lucky Oceans produced a 'soundtrack' CD in 2001, which was sold at the time with copies of the book. The music they chose was supposed to represent this idea from the book: 'Anything you could play on a verandah. You know, without electricity. Dirt music.'
Russel Crowe and Heath Ledger were said to be associated with this project at one time or another.
References and Links
article in IF
Wikipedia article on the book
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