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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Tuesday December 3, 2019 

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LANTANA, CHOPPER, MYTH & MEANING: WINNERS

For a chance to win one of 5 prize packs of the scripts of Lantana & Chopper, plus the book, Myth & Meaning (interviews with Australian directors), we asked you to nominate which Australian film would make a good novel and why. Lantana, Mad Max, Stone, and Priscilla were all favourites, as were The Castle, Mullet, Redball and Paperback Hero (appropriately enough, that was indeed novelised).

The judges selected the winning entries with great difficulty – and wish there had been more prizes. Congratulations to all who entered and did so with great style.

WINNERS:
Mark Franich, NSW:
The Story of the Kelly Gang – because it was a silent movie I could write whatever I liked in the novel without having to deal with a precious scriptwriter and his constant chain smoking.

Emily Johnston, NSW: Strictly ballroom would be a great read – you could imagine the characters as even more trashy, the dancing even more spectacular and the romance could be fleshed out – not let down by a passionless kiss.

Neil Mackenzie, ACT: Bad Boy Bubby – could be an Australian magic-realism novel.

Tamsin Channing, Vic: Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds – one of the most bizarre and atmospheric Australian films I’ve ever seen.

Shane Fulwood, SA: Romper Stomper. In novel form the motivations and forming experiences of the characters may be explored at a level not possible in film. Could be an interesting dissection given the faltering tolerances in our society.

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Prizes courtesy Currency Press







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