Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The diaries of Tim Burstall November 1953 to December 1954 edited by Hilary McPhee with Ann Standish

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April 2012, no. 340
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Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The diaries of Tim Burstall November 1953 to December 1954 edited by Hilary McPhee with Ann Standish

Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The diaries of Tim Burstall November 1953 to December 1954 edited by Hilary McPhee with Ann Standish

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April 2012, no. 340

With Tim Burstall’s death in 2004, Australia lost a key figure in the rebirth of a distinctive and energetic national film industry. While critics disdained his rough ocker populism, Burstall’s Stork (1971), Alvin Purple (1973), and Petersen (1974) were significant commercial successes and demonstrated the viability of a product willing to show Australians to themselves. Burstall argued that a film industry without artistic standards was undesirable, but that so too was an industry cut off from market considerations.

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Memoirs of a Young Bastard: The diaries of Tim Burstall November 1953 to December 1954

edited by Hilary McPhee with Ann Standish

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