Walkabout (Restored Director's Cut)*

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Walkabout (Restored Director's Cut)*

  • 1971 ----- color ----- 100 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed and photographed by Nicholas Roeg; screenplay by Edward Bond, based on the novel by James Vance Marshall; with Jenny Agutter, Lucien John, David Gumpilil) Long unavailable on video, this extraordinary film began the exploration of Australia as a mystical landscape. It is the story of an English sister and brother who are "abandoned" in the harsh Australian outback. They are rescued by an Aborigine boy who has journeyed into the vast desert on his "walkabout"--a tribal initiation into manhood. Contrasting their idyliic sojourn with scenes that convey the senseless violence of urban life, Roeg captures the conflict between natural instincts and the "civilized" behavior that leads ot tragedy for the young Aborigine. [Letterboxed] [Closed Captioned] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Anthropology: Cultural, Austronesia, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features)