Stork (Tim Burstall, 1971) prod. Tim Burstall, Bilcock and Copping Film Productions, wr. David Williamson from his play The Coming of Stork, dp Robin Copping; Bruce Spence, Jacki Weaver, Graeme Blundell, Peter Cummins, Sean McEuan, Max Gillies, Dennis Miller, Helmut Bakaitis; Spence won an AFI for this; Melbourne; colour, 35 mm, 90 min.; brief review of DVD release: Michael Adams, Empire, 45, December 2004: 112; three AFI awards, including best film

Stork (Bruce Spence) is a 6'7" hypochondriac who dreams of revolution and works at General Motors Holden. He is sacked from his job after doing a strip tease at work and goes to live in a share house in Carlton with his friend Westy and two trendy young men, Tony and Clyde, who share the same girlfriend, Anna (Jacki Weaver). IMDb (edited).

Stork is a 1971 Australian comedy film directed by Tim Burstall, based on the play The Coming of Stork by David Williamson. Bruce Spence and Jacki Weaver made their feature film debuts in it, and were honoured at the 1972 Australian Film Institute Awards, where they shared the acting prize. The film won for best narrative feature and Tim Burstall won for best direction. It was one of the first ocker comedies, and was the first commercial success of the Australian cinema revival called the Australian New Wave. Wikipedia (edited).

References and Links

Stratton, David, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1980.
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