Peter Rose reviews 'The Eye of the Storm'

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October 2011, no. 335

Peter Rose reviews 'The Eye of the Storm'

Reviewed by
October 2011, no. 335

So Patrick White’s most flamboyant novel (with the possible exception of The Twyborn Affair) has been brought to the cinema, after the usual longueurs and fiscal frights. Director Fred Schepisi and his scriptwriter, Judy Morris, have tamed the long and somewhat unwieldy beast that won White the Nobel Prize in 1973. Lovers of the novel will miss certain scenes, but there is a coherence to the script, and no film should slavishly adhere to the original text.

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