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Tracks, a film that lets a woman thrive in the outback


Blackwood, G, Tracks, a film that lets a woman thrive in the outback, The Conversation, (7 March) (2014) [Review Single Work]

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In the new film Wolf Creek 2, the menacing outback serial killer Mick Taylor asks his unsuspecting tourist prey, "what the bloody hell are you buggers doing out here?" This phrase could equally be used to describe Australian cinema at the moment. The Aussie outback has re-entered the cinematic spotlight with a couple of high-profile feature film releases: firstly Greg McLean’s Wolf Creek 2 and now Tracks, directed by John Curran and released nationally this week. Both films ask us to think about what it means to travel and know Australia and its landscape.

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Item Type:Review Single Work
Keywords:Tracks, film, cinema, outback, Australian cinema
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Screen and digital media
Research Field:Screen media
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Blackwood, G (Dr Gemma Blackwood)
ID Code:135864
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Media
Deposited On:2019-11-19
Last Modified:2019-11-20

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