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PG
Phillip Noyce, 110 mins, Australia, 1978, B&W/Colour, 35mm. Courtesy: Palm Beach Pictures & NFSA

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Phillip Noyce's laconic first feature spans nearly a decade, telling the story of the news cameramen who went out and brought the daily newsreels to an eager nation.

Bill Hunter delivers a towering performance as the central character Len Maguire, whose life is followed through the years to the point when, with the advent of television, he finds himself a man out of time.

The ingenious merging of B&W Cinesound and Movietone newsreels with the film's own colour scenes is executed seamlessly with cinematographer Vincent Monton skilfully mimicking the visual style of films of the 1940s and 1950s.

Dates   Sat 23 Sep 2006, 2pm
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