Thursday, April 9, 2009





This film was loosely based on the novel by a certain James Vance Marshall and directed by Nicolas Roeg, who was the DP on Donald Cammell's Performance (1970). This film might have one of the best first five minutes of any film I've seen. Sporting minimal dialogue and amazing visuals of the Australian outback, a must see for 1970s cinemaphiles.

The plot involves two siblings, a tween girl and a 5 year old boy, stuck in the middle of the outback due to their father having a nervous breakdown. They get led back to civilization by a young aborigine boy who finds them on "walkabout". The 'moral' of the story, if you can call it that, lies in the aborigine's encounter with the outside world. Highly Recommended.

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