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form y Ned Kelly single work   film/TV   crime   historical fiction  
Note: Some sources suggest that playwright Alex Buso was an uncredited writer on the film.
Issue Details: First known date: 1970 1970
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A film based on the life and death of Ned Kelly, co-written by Australian script-writer Ian Jones and the British director, Tony Richardson. It was not successful on release, and has remained one of the less successful Kelly films.

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Works about this Work

Ned Kelly Resurrected in Song Lee-Von Kim , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 328-335)
y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

Ned Kelly Myke Bartlett , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 22-23)
Ned Kelly Resurrected in Song Lee-Von Kim , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Telling Stories : Australian Life and Literature 1935–2012 2013; (p. 328-335)
Ned Kelly Myke Bartlett , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 22-23)
y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

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