‘That’s not us’. Wake in Fright at 50, a portrait of an ugly Australia that became a cinema classic

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Abstract

In recent years, Wake in Fright (1971) has cemented its reputation as one of the most important Australian films. But for decades after its release it was almost impossible to find a version to watch.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2021

Keywords

  • Australian cinema
  • Cinema history
  • National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA)
  • Silent film
  • Cannes
  • Kenneth Cook

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