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Carlton + Godard = Cinema

Carlton + Godard = Cinema (Nigel Buesst, 2003) doco compilation film with long excerpts from films made in Melbourne 1950s-70s; features interviews with filmmakers like Antony I. Ginnane.

Films excerpted include these.

Il Contratto (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1953) b/w; incomplete at the time of the film-maker's death, without soundtrack; has been restored by NFSA; first film about the Italian migration experience, 92 min.

The Brothers (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1958)

The Spag (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1962) 37 min.

Ninety-Nine Per Cent (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1963) 43 min.

Clay (Giorgio Mangiamele, 1965) aka Argilla; wr. dp. ed. Giorgio Mangiamele; first art movie, according to O'Regan 1996: 171, 223; 85 min.

Pudding Thieves (Brian Davies, 1967) wr. Brian Davies; first "Carlton school" (University of Melbourne circle) film; 54 min.

Brake Fluid (Brian Davies, 1970) wr. Brian Davies, dp Nigel Buesst; Graeme Blundell, Peter Carmody, Dave Downey, John Duigan, Kerry Dwyer, Alan Finney, Bill Garner; 51 min.

The Girlfriends (Peter Elliot, 1967)

Rise and Fall of Squizzy Taylor, The (Nigel Buesst, 1969) Brian Davies (as Squizzy Taylor); biopic doco; 53 min.

Hey Al, Baby (David Minter, 1969) Alan Finney, Chrissie Loh, Peter Carmody, Chris Maudson, Anna Raknes, Eleanor Wilson; 34 min.

Nothing Like Experience (Peter Carmody, 1970)

Bonjour Balwyn (Nigel Buesst, 1971) wr. John Romeril, Nigel Buesst, John Duigan, dp ; John Duigan, Peter Cummins, John Romeril, Patricia Condon, Barbara Stephens, Reg Newson, Camilla Rowntree, Marcel Cugola, Jim Nicholas, Alan Finney, Peter Carmody, Geoff Gardner; 'satirical comedy'; 60 min.

Sympathy In Summer (Antony I. Ginnane, 1971) wr. prod. Antony I. Ginnane; Connie Simmons, Vincent Grifith, Tony Horler, Robin Wells, Pam McAlister, John Caust, Marlene Schulenberg, Leon Boyle

Yackety Yak (Dave Jones, 1974) wr. prod. ed. Dave Jones, dp Gordon Glenn, sound Peter Beilby, Lloyd Carrick; Dave Jones, John Flaus, Peter Carmody, Peggy Cole, Jerzy Toeplitz; look at low-budget film-making; comedy; Melbourne; colour, 16 mm. 86 min.

References and links

Jake Wilson, 'Carlton + Godard = Cinema: An Interview with Nigel Buesst', Senses of Cinema, 23 July 2003 page

Wikipedia page

IMDb page

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