The Daylight moon: a film about the poet Les Murray

Australia, 1991

Film
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If there were such a thing, Les Murray would be the Poet Laureate of Australia. In this amusing, lyrical documentary, Don Featherstone has succeeded in capturing the essence of one of our finest poets, a man totally at home in the country round Bunyah N.S.W., farming for a living and writing poems. Interviews with the endearing Les Murray are interspersed with readings of his poems set to suitably beautiful images of the area and people which inspired them. Winner of the Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival 1991.

Credits

producer/director

Don Featherstone

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Don Featherstone Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:54:00:00

Colour

Colour

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37549

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Chicago - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Interviews

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Interviews

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Literature → Australian literature

Literature → Literature

Literature → Murray, Les A. (Les Allan), 1938-

Literature → Poets - Biography

Literature → Poets, Australian

People → Interviews

People → Murray, Les A. (Les Allan), 1938-

People → Poets - Biography

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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