Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y Monkey Grip single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Monkey Grip Helen Garner 1977 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Set in inner Melbourne over two summers, Monkey Grip is a frank portrayal of a divorced mother who is attempting to cope with both her thirteen-year-old daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict, while also trying to get into the music business. As she battles to regain control of her life, we meet an array of talented and reckless musicians, actors, and writers, all of whom play a part in her world and most of whom refuse to live by society's rules.

Notes

  • The promotional trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u34bMeWCzgA (Sighted: 31/8/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1982
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      Australia,
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      Pavilion Films , 1981 .
      Screen cap from promotional trailer
      Extent: 99 min.p.
      Description: Colour

Works about this Work

The Classic Movie Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 October 2016; (p. 10)

— Review of Monkey Grip Ken Cameron Helen Garner 1982 single work film/TV
Friels Making a Play for Adelaide Louise Nunn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2015; (p. 30)
Play it Again, From Bogie to Bony Peter Craven , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 June 2013; (p. 12)
Cinematic and Televisual Cities Ben Goldsmith , 2012-2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 215-221)
'This article introduces the nine articles that comprise the 'Cities' issue of Studies in Australasian Cities. Established and emerging scholars explore cities in Australian and New Zealand film and television. Articles cover aspects of media production, reception and exhibition in particular cities, studies of various city characters and spaces, and analyses of the relationship between representations of a city on-screen and the 'real' city.' (Editor's abstract)
Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey Grip Allison Craven , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 333-342)
'Monkey Grip is viewed as a film that evokes the sexual politics of feminism and of city life, and can thus be seen as both a feminist film and a 'Melbourne film', a convergence that emerges in other films made and set in Melbourne, including Love and Other Catastrophes. The city appears as a centre of dwelling and habitation, with attention drawn to the spectacle of the interiors of the residences, in which much of the action occurs, and with reflection on the conditions and values of production. Bachelard's notion of the house image is applied to distinguish the performances of gender from those in films in non-urban settings.' (Editor's abstract)
Monkey Grip Kristina Gottschall , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 56-57)
Bach to the Future Peter Wilmoth , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 15 June 2008; (p. 19)
y 'Monkey Grip' Samantha Fox , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 2007 Z1670631 2007 single work criticism Research undertaken by a student of the Centre for Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) into Monkey Grip (1982). Includes aspects relating to the production phase, critical reception, principal performers and production crew, references and a synopsis.
"Just Another Love Story" : Monkey Grip on the Screen Catherine Darcy , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 95-99)
y No Picnic : An Autobiography Pat Lovell , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z1224962 1995 single work autobiography
'Woman's Voice': The Autobiographical Form in Three Australian Filmed Novels Ina Bertrand , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature/Film Quarterly , vol. 21 no. 2 1993; (p. 130-137)
y Words and Images : Australian Novels into Films Brian McFarlane , Richmond : Heinemann , 1983 Z286903 1983 single work criticism

Words and Images is the first Australian book to examine the relationship between literature and film. Taking nine films that had been released in the ten years previous to its publication, Brian McFarlane looks at some of the issues involved in transposing a narrative from one medium to another.

The Classic Movie Sandra Hall , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 October 2016; (p. 10)

— Review of Monkey Grip Ken Cameron Helen Garner 1982 single work film/TV
y No Picnic : An Autobiography Pat Lovell , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z1224962 1995 single work autobiography
Bach to the Future Peter Wilmoth , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 15 June 2008; (p. 19)
y 'Monkey Grip' Samantha Fox , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 2007 Z1670631 2007 single work criticism Research undertaken by a student of the Centre for Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) into Monkey Grip (1982). Includes aspects relating to the production phase, critical reception, principal performers and production crew, references and a synopsis.
Cinematic and Televisual Cities Ben Goldsmith , 2012-2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 215-221)
'This article introduces the nine articles that comprise the 'Cities' issue of Studies in Australasian Cities. Established and emerging scholars explore cities in Australian and New Zealand film and television. Articles cover aspects of media production, reception and exhibition in particular cities, studies of various city characters and spaces, and analyses of the relationship between representations of a city on-screen and the 'real' city.' (Editor's abstract)
Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey Grip Allison Craven , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 333-342)
'Monkey Grip is viewed as a film that evokes the sexual politics of feminism and of city life, and can thus be seen as both a feminist film and a 'Melbourne film', a convergence that emerges in other films made and set in Melbourne, including Love and Other Catastrophes. The city appears as a centre of dwelling and habitation, with attention drawn to the spectacle of the interiors of the residences, in which much of the action occurs, and with reflection on the conditions and values of production. Bachelard's notion of the house image is applied to distinguish the performances of gender from those in films in non-urban settings.' (Editor's abstract)
y Words and Images : Australian Novels into Films Brian McFarlane , Richmond : Heinemann , 1983 Z286903 1983 single work criticism

Words and Images is the first Australian book to examine the relationship between literature and film. Taking nine films that had been released in the ten years previous to its publication, Brian McFarlane looks at some of the issues involved in transposing a narrative from one medium to another.

"Just Another Love Story" : Monkey Grip on the Screen Catherine Darcy , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 95-99)
'Woman's Voice': The Autobiographical Form in Three Australian Filmed Novels Ina Bertrand , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literature/Film Quarterly , vol. 21 no. 2 1993; (p. 130-137)
Play it Again, From Bogie to Bony Peter Craven , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 27 June 2013; (p. 12)
Monkey Grip Kristina Gottschall , 2012 single work essay
— Appears in: World Film Locations : Melbourne 2012; (p. 56-57)
Friels Making a Play for Adelaide Louise Nunn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2015; (p. 30)
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