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Issue Details: First known date: 2001 2001
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'When eight-year-old Henry Powdermaker makes a short film that abruptly ends his parents' marriage, the course of his life is set. From that early traumatic moment Henry, who wants to be in films at any cost, has trouble distinguishing the real world from its celluloid counterpart. He lies in bed at night and imagines himself and his girlfriend Madeleine as the leads in a film, 'the only two swimmers in a sea of two-dimensional extras'. Later, his conviction that he actually is in a screwball comedy – he smokes a meerschaum pipe, wears tweed and calls everyone kid, bub, Joe or fella, including his boss – followed by the realisation that he is not Cary Grant propels him pretty rapidly onto the psychiatrist's couch. It's hard to keep track of yourself when you are constantly wishing you're someone else and Film brilliantly tracks Henry's Orson Wellesian dreams and extremely indirect path from home wrecker to Hollywood. It's a journey that is dramatic, funny, and oddly moving. Co-starring Charles Rocket as the best friend, Ethan Vaughan as the flatmate who looks like James Coburn with his head in a vice, Ethan's girlfriend Bambi Yessno as herself, Jack Powdermaker as 'Big Dad' (a professional cadaver in the making) and Alec Name as 'Henry Powdermaker'. Featuring controversial cameos by Quentin Tarantino, Janeane Garofalo, Peter Bogdanovich and many more. Rated PG.'

Source: Publisher;s blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2001 .
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      Extent: 288p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 March 2004.
      ISBN: 0007143176, 9780007143177

Works about this Work

Finding Wisdom on the Road Michael Sharkey , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of The Water Underneath Kate Lyons 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Paperbacks Ian McFarlane , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 4 February 2001; (p. 51)

— Review of The Water Underneath Kate Lyons 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
In short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 March 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Paperbacks Lucy Sussex , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Judith White , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett 2001 single work novel ; Beyond Duck River Angela Martin 2001 single work novel ; The Dream Life of Harry Moon : A Novel Meg Stewart 2001 single work novel ; Two Shanes Lee Tulloch 2001 single work novel ; Days Like These Virginia Patricia Duigan 2001 single work novel ; The World as a Clockface Philomena Van Rijswijk 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Relative Values : And the Winner isn't... Sean Condon , 2001 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 27 October 2001; (p. 94)
Untitled Kelly McWilliam , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 71 2001; (p. 134-135) JAS Review of Books , no. 3 2001;

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Finding Wisdom on the Road Michael Sharkey , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 2001; (p. 12)

— Review of The Water Underneath Kate Lyons 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Paperbacks Ian McFarlane , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 4 February 2001; (p. 51)

— Review of The Water Underneath Kate Lyons 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
In short Debra Adelaide , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 March 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Paperbacks Lucy Sussex , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Judith White , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett 2001 single work novel ; Beyond Duck River Angela Martin 2001 single work novel ; The Dream Life of Harry Moon : A Novel Meg Stewart 2001 single work novel ; Two Shanes Lee Tulloch 2001 single work novel ; Days Like These Virginia Patricia Duigan 2001 single work novel ; The World as a Clockface Philomena Van Rijswijk 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Untitled Kelly McWilliam , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 71 2001; (p. 134-135) JAS Review of Books , no. 3 2001;

— Review of Film Sean Condon 2001 single work novel
Relative Values : And the Winner isn't... Sean Condon , 2001 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 27 October 2001; (p. 94)
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