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form y Romulus, My Father single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Romulus, My Father Raimond Gaita 1998 single work biography
Romulus, My Father Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007
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Film adaptation of Raymond Gaita's biography.

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Walking in Her Footsteps : Migration, Adaptation, and the Mother’s Journey in Romulus, My Father Fincina Hopgood , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adaptation , March vol. 9 no. 1 2016; (p. 22-34)
'Philosopher Raimond Gaita’s acclaimed and much-loved memoir of his childhood in 1950s rural Victoria, Romulus, My Father (1998), was adapted for a feature film in 2007, starring Eric Bana and Franka Potente. Gaita worked closely with the film’s director, Australian actor Richard Roxburgh, and scriptwriter, English poet Nick Drake, throughout the scripting process, and wrote an extended introduction to the published screenplay. While speaking highly of the film’s production team and admiring the finished film in this introduction, Gaita’s subsequent writing in After Romulus, a collection of essays published in 2011, reveals his unease with the film’s portrayal of the character Christina, based on his mother who suffered from an undiagnosed mental illness and committed suicide at the age of 29. This article examines the dialogic relationship between the three texts of memoir, film, and essay and their attempts to empathetically imagine the life of Christine Gaita.'
Filling the Frame Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 June 2015; (p. 31)
A Rake's Progress Megan Lehmann , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 1 February 2014; (p. 20-23)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13 - 14 August 2011; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news.
y After Romulus Raimond Gaita , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2011 Z1794628 2011 single work autobiography 'In 1998, Raimond Gaita's Romulus, My Father was first published—the story of his father who came to Australia from Europe with his young wife Christine and their four-year-old son after the end of the Second World War. In the isolated landscape of country Victoria, Christine succumbed to mental illness, and a series of tragedies befell the family. Described as 'a profound meditation on love and death, madness and truth, judgment and compassion', Romulus, My Father became an instant classic. Now, thirteen years later, and four years after the release of the film, Raimond Gaita has put together this collection in which he reflects on the writing of the book, the making of the film, his relationship to the desolate beauty of the central Victorian landscape, the philosophies that underpinned his father's relationship to the world and, most movingly, the presence and absence of his mother and his unassuaged longing for her.' (Publisher's blurb)
Actor Moves in a New Direction Des Partridge , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 19 - 20 May 2007; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Romulus, My Father Nick Drake 2007 single work film/TV
The Man in the Dark Sandra Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 May 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Romulus, My Father Nick Drake 2007 single work film/TV
Untitled 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 June 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of Romulus, My Father Nick Drake 2007 single work film/TV
Lost between the Lines Evan Williams , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 June 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Romulus, My Father Nick Drake 2007 single work film/TV
Strong, Silent Romulus Rania Ghandour , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 June 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of Romulus, My Father Nick Drake 2007 single work film/TV
The Hot Seat : Richard Roxburgh Garry Maddox , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 May 2007; (p. 4-5)
My Father, My Story Deborah Bogle , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 May 2007; (p. 16)
Romulus Revisited Rachel Buchanan , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2007; (p. 14)
Story Inspired Actor's Role Change Des Partridge , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 May 2007; (p. 11)
Vision of Integrity Simon Weaving , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 2007; (p. 9)
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