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September 2010, no. 324
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The Boys: Andrew Frost 

Currency Press (Australian Screen Classics), $16.95 pb, 80 pp, 9780868198620

The Boys: Andrew Frost by

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September 2010, no. 324

Suburban crime narratives featured in many Australian films in the 1990s, partly due to the influence of director Rowan Woods’s film The Boys, which drew inspiration from the ‘kitchen sink’ cinema of 1960s Britain. Twelve years after its theatrical release, this seminal film – based on the play by Gordon Graham and written for the screen by Stephen Sewell – remains the best example of an Australian genre that illustrates Marcus Clarke’s conception of ‘weird melancholy’ in the criminal element of our cities’ troubled underclass.

Mark Gomes reviews 'The Boys' by Andrew Frost

The Boys: Andrew Frost

Currency Press (Australian Screen Classics), $16.95 pb, 80 pp, 9780868198620

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