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form y The Sum of Us single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1990 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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Set in Sydney, The Sum of Us explores the relationship between Harry, a charming, beer-drinking, down-to-earth widower, and Jeff, his gay son. Harry is the caring 'mate' whose open-mindedness borders on being annoying. Jeff unsuccessfully searches for love with the unwanted guidance of his father.

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Works about this Work

'I Will Survive!' : Australia's 10 Best LGBT Films Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 7 April 2016;

— Review of The Getting Of Wisdom Eleanor Witcombe 1978 single work film/TV ; The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV ; 52 Tuesdays Matthew Cormack Sophie Hyde 2014 single work film/TV ; The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Stephan Elliott 1994 single work film/TV ; Head On Andrew Bovell Ana Kokkinos Mira Robertson 1998 single work film/TV ; Love and Other Catastrophes Stavros Kazantzidis Yael Bergman 1996 single work film/TV ; Remembering the Man Eleanor Sharpe Nick Bird 2015 single work film/TV ; The Suicide Theory Michael J. Kospiah 2014 single work film/TV
The Sum of Us Rewatched – A Loving Father, A Gay Son Luke Buckmaster , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 July 2014;

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
The Emerald City of Oz : The City of Sydney as a Gay Space in Australian Feature Films Scott McKinnon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 307-319)
'Australian feature films featuring gay male characters have consistently defined the inner-city - and particularly the inner-city of Sydney - as a gay space. This article examines a range of such films within the historical context of the emergence of gay male community and culture in Sydney. While this history reveals the complex and contested nature of gay men's connections to the city, on-screen depictions have tended to mask such complexity in favour of a simplistic urban/gay versus rural/straight divide. By repeatedly exploring gay life in inner-city spaces through the eyes of heterosexual, rural visitors, Australian films have developed and replicated discourses that have seen Sydney defined as the 'true' home of gay male community and culture.' (Editor's abstract)
The Sum of Us (1994) 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 2-3 February (p. 8)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Homosexuality, Homosociality, and Gender Blending in Australian Film Karen Brooks , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 85-90)
Untitled The Vulture , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 24-25 May 1997; (p. 10)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Write About What You Know David Stevens , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sum of Us 1995; (p. 7-10)
Uncomplicated, Honest and 'Right' Hal McElroy , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sum of Us 1995; (p. 11-12)
David Stevens : The Sum of Us Su Langker , 1995 single work criticism
When Boy Gets Boy Sue Williams , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 1994; (p. 3)
Work Takes Author Home Louise Nunn , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 July 1994; (p. 18)
American to Thank for Australian Film Mary Colbert , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 1994; (p. 21)
Never Give Up Keith Connolly , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 July 1994; (p. 6)
Hold Those Phone Calls, Jack's Busy Talking Up a Storm... Julietta Jameson , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 23 July 1994; (p. 31)
Four of the Best Push Boundaries Keith Connolly , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 1994; (p. 7)
Australia's Film Formula: `Cannes, Do' Ben Holgate , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 May 1994; (p. 19)
A Look at Ourselves Keith Connolly , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 July 1994; (p. 6)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV ; Bad Boy Bubby Rolf De Heer 1995 single work film/TV
True Love's Ways in Balmain Blokeland Paul Byrnes , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Aussie Icons Deliver in Comedy-Drama 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 July 1994; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled Alissa Tanskaya , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Cinema Papers , August no. 100 1994; (p. 72-73)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
A Look at Ourselves Keith Connolly , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 July 1994; (p. 6)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV ; Bad Boy Bubby Rolf De Heer 1995 single work film/TV
True Love's Ways in Balmain Blokeland Paul Byrnes , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 July 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Aussie Icons Deliver in Comedy-Drama 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 July 1994; (p. wkd 8)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled Alissa Tanskaya , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Cinema Papers , August no. 100 1994; (p. 72-73)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Gay Relationship Handled with Skill Mark Naglazas , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 29 July 1994; (p. 8)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Preaching to the Converted Evan Williams , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 July 1994; (p. rev 12)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Deserving of a Place on List of Great Films Dougal Macdonald , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 July 1994; (p. C9)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Jack Sums It Up 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 30 July 1994; (p. 23)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Good Dad, Gay Son : Mad Mum, Bad Son Sandra Hall , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 2 August vol. 116 no. 5931 1994; (p. 84-85)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Stars Get Sum Right 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Telegraph , 31 July 1994; (p. 148)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
When Worlds Collide Rob Lowing , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 24 July 1994; (p. 122)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled Neil Jillett , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 July 1994; (p. 18)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Filmmaker Hits Paydirt David Bongiorno , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 July 1994; (p. 4)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
About Love Hunter Cordaiy , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Review , July no. 66 1994; (p. 17)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Buff's Choice Paul Harris , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 August 1994; (p. 5-6)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 August 1994; (p. 6)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Most of Us Noel Purdon , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 130 1994; (p. 32)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 September 1994; (p. 6)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled Margot Stevens , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Muse , October no. 135 1994; (p. 36)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
Untitled The Vulture , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 24-25 May 1997; (p. 10)

— Review of The Sum of Us David Stevens 1994 single work film/TV
The Emerald City of Oz : The City of Sydney as a Gay Space in Australian Feature Films Scott McKinnon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , March vol. 5 no. 3 2012; (p. 307-319)
'Australian feature films featuring gay male characters have consistently defined the inner-city - and particularly the inner-city of Sydney - as a gay space. This article examines a range of such films within the historical context of the emergence of gay male community and culture in Sydney. While this history reveals the complex and contested nature of gay men's connections to the city, on-screen depictions have tended to mask such complexity in favour of a simplistic urban/gay versus rural/straight divide. By repeatedly exploring gay life in inner-city spaces through the eyes of heterosexual, rural visitors, Australian films have developed and replicated discourses that have seen Sydney defined as the 'true' home of gay male community and culture.' (Editor's abstract)
When Boy Gets Boy Sue Williams , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 July 1994; (p. 3)
Work Takes Author Home Louise Nunn , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 July 1994; (p. 18)
American to Thank for Australian Film Mary Colbert , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 August 1994; (p. 21)
Never Give Up Keith Connolly , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 24 July 1994; (p. 6)
Hold Those Phone Calls, Jack's Busy Talking Up a Storm... Julietta Jameson , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 23 July 1994; (p. 31)
Four of the Best Push Boundaries Keith Connolly , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 1994; (p. 7)
Australia's Film Formula: `Cannes, Do' Ben Holgate , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 May 1994; (p. 19)
Homosexuality, Homosociality, and Gender Blending in Australian Film Karen Brooks , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 85-90)
Write About What You Know David Stevens , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sum of Us 1995; (p. 7-10)
Uncomplicated, Honest and 'Right' Hal McElroy , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sum of Us 1995; (p. 11-12)
David Stevens : The Sum of Us Su Langker , 1995 single work criticism

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