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The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival

David Stratton
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1980

Films given significant treatment in the book

Chapter 3: Tim Burstall

[2000 Weeks (Tim Burstall, 1969)]
Stork (Tim Burstall, 1971)
The Child, dir. Tim Burstall, part of Libido (John B. Murray, Tim Burstall, Fred Schepisi, David Baker, 1973)
Alvin Purple (Tim Burstall, 1973)
Petersen (Tim Burstall, 1974)End Play (Tim Burstall, 1976)
Eliza Fraser (Tim Burstall, 1976)
High Rolling (Igor Auzins, 1977)
Last of the Knucklemen, The (Tim Burstall, 1979)

Chapter 4: Bruce Beresford

Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The (Bruce Beresford, 1972)
Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (Bruce Beresford, 1974)
Don's Party (Bruce Beresford, 1976)
Getting of Wisdom, The (Bruce Beresford, 1977)
Money Movers (Bruce Beresford, 1979)
Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980)

Chapter 5: Peter Weir

Cars that Ate Paris, The (Peter Weir, 1974)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)
Last Wave, The (Peter Weir, 1977)
Plumber, The (Peter Weir, 1978)

Chapter 6: Michael Thornhill

Between Wars (Michael Thornhill, 1974)
FJ Holden, The (Michael Thornhill, 1977)
Harvest Of Hate (Michael Thornhill, 1978)
Journalist, The (Michael Thornhill, 1979)

Chapter 7: Ken Hannam

Sunday Too Far Away (Ken Hannam, 1975)
Break of Day (Ken Hannam, 1976)
Summerfield (Ken Hannam, 1977)
Dawn! (Ken Hannam, 1979)

Chapter 8: Tom Jeffrey

Removalists, The (Tom Jeffrey, 1975)
Weekend of Shadows (Tom Jeffrey, 1978)
Odd Angry Shot, The (Tom Jeffrey, 1979)

Chapter 9: Fred Schepisi

The Priest, dir. Fred Schepisi, part of Libido (John B. Murray, Tim Burstall, Fred Schepisi, David Baker, 1973)

Devil's Playground, The (Fred Schepisi, 1976)
Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The (Fred Schepisi, 1978)

Chapter 10: Donald Crombie

Caddie (Donald Crombie, 1976)
Irishman, The (Donald Crombie, 1978)
Cathy's Child (Donald Crombie, 1979)

Chapter 11: Jim Sharman

Shirley Thompson versus the Aliens (Jim Sharman, 1972)
Summer Of Secrets (Jim Sharman, 1976)
Night the Prowler, The (Jim Sharman, 1979)

Chapter 12: John Duigan

Firm Man, The (John Duigan, 1975)
Trespassers, The (John Duigan, 1976)
Mouth to Mouth (John Duigan, 1978)
Dimboola (John Duigan, 1979)

Chapter 13: Tom Cowan, Esben Storm, Paul Cox

Office Picnic, The (Tom Cowan, 1972)
Promised Woman, The (Tom Cowan, 1975)
Journey among Women (Tom Cowan, 1977)
27A (Esben Storm, 1974)
In Search of Anna (Esben Storm, 1979)
Illuminations (Paul Cox, 1976)
Inside Looking Out (Paul Cox, 1977)
Kostas (Paul Cox, 1979)

Chapter 14: Phil Noyce, Gill Armstrong

Backroads (Phillip Noyce, 1977)
Newsfront (Phillip Noyce, 1978)
My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, 1979)

Chapter 15: One Shots

Great Macarthy, The (David Baker, 1975)
Mad Dog Morgan (Philippe Mora, 1976)
Oz: A Rock and Roll Road Movie (Chris Lofven, 1976)
Picture Show Man, The (John Power, 1977)
Mad Max ([Dr] George Miller, 1979)

Chapter 16: Producers

Long Weekend (Colin Eggleston, 1979) wr. Everett De Roche, exec. prod. Richard Brennan, prod. Colin Eggleston for Dugong Films

True Story of Eskimo Nell, The (Richard Franklin, 1975) prod. Richard Franklin

Fantasm ('Richard Bruce' [Richard Franklin], 1976) prod. Antony I. Ginnane

Fantasm Comes Again ('Eric Ram' [Colin Eggleston], 1977) aka Fantasm 99; prod. Antony I. Ginnane

Blue Fire Lady (Ross Dimsey, 1977) prod. Antony I. Ginnane

Patrick (Richard Franklin, 1978) prod. Antony I. Ginnane, Richard Franklin, Patrick Productions, Australian International Film Corporation

Snapshot (Simon Wincer, 1979) aka Day After Halloween; prod. Antony I. Ginnane for Australian International Film Corporation

Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979) prod. Antony I. Ginnane for F. G. Film Productions

Harlequin (Simon Wincer, 1980) aka Dark Forces; prod. Antony I. Ginnane for F. G. Film Productions

Mango Tree, The (Kevin Dobson, 1977) wr. prod. Michael Pate, Pisces Productions

Tim (Michael Pate, 1979) prod. Michael Pate for Pisces Productions, wr. Michael Pate

Chapter 17: Entertainment

From this point onwards, films are given briefer mention, and I haven't tried to include them all. In fact, I've omitted the last three chapters.

Stone (Sandy Harbutt, 1974)
Inn of the Damned (Terry Bourke, 1975)
Man from Hong Kong, The (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975)
Scobie Malone (Terry Ohlsson, 1975)
Solo (Tony Williams, 1978)
Number 96 (Peter Barnardos, 1974)
Felicity (John D. Lamond, 1979)
Fourth Wish, The (Don Chaffey, 1976)

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