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form y Gone single work   film/TV   horror   thriller  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Alex and Sophie, two British tourists backpacking through Australia, encounter an American traveller, Taylor, who seems charming, if a little intense. But as they travel from Sydney to Bryon Bay and further into the Australian outback, heading for Katherine Gorge, Taylor's motives for befriending them appear more and more sinister.

Notes

  • The promotional trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL31MLxqYt0 (Sighted: 19/7/2012)

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Works about this Work

An Apocalyptic Landscape : The Mad Max Films Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 83-107)
In this chapter Roslyn Weaver explores 'the three Mad Max films to consider their contribution to the apocalyptic tradition. In these texts, the outback is 'the nothing,' a threatening place that is hostile to humans. The trilogy reveals future disaster and appears to envisage a better new world, but then subverts apocalyptic hope by suggesting the new world is a false ideal because it only exists far from the Australian landscape and even then only exists far from the Australian landscape and even then only in ruined, decayed form. The repeated dismissals of hope and the negative image of the Australian landscape undercut any security of feeling at home, presenting instead a picture of exile and punishment in the desert.' (83)
Lack of True Grit with Lost Brits Sandra Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Hot Act Outback Rodney Chester , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 July 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
A Long Way from Here Sue Williams , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 July 2007; (p. 18-19)
Feeble Fog of Foreboding David Stratton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 July 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Going, Going ... Yawn Rob Lowing , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Where the Bloody Hell Are You? Helen Barlow , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 July 2007; (p. 7)
ArtsFilm Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 25 - 31 July no. 646 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Lack of True Grit with Lost Brits Sandra Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Hot Act Outback Rodney Chester , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 July 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Feeble Fog of Foreboding David Stratton , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 July 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
Going, Going ... Yawn Rob Lowing , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 July 2007; (p. 15)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
ArtsFilm Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 25 - 31 July no. 646 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Gone James Watkins Andrew Upton 2007 single work film/TV
A Long Way from Here Sue Williams , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 July 2007; (p. 18-19)
Where the Bloody Hell Are You? Helen Barlow , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 July 2007; (p. 7)
An Apocalyptic Landscape : The Mad Max Films Roslyn Weaver , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Apocalypse in Australian Fiction and Film : A Critical Study 2011; (p. 83-107)
In this chapter Roslyn Weaver explores 'the three Mad Max films to consider their contribution to the apocalyptic tradition. In these texts, the outback is 'the nothing,' a threatening place that is hostile to humans. The trilogy reveals future disaster and appears to envisage a better new world, but then subverts apocalyptic hope by suggesting the new world is a false ideal because it only exists far from the Australian landscape and even then only exists far from the Australian landscape and even then only in ruined, decayed form. The repeated dismissals of hope and the negative image of the Australian landscape undercut any security of feeling at home, presenting instead a picture of exile and punishment in the desert.' (83)
Last amended 7 Oct 2014 15:07:15
Settings:
  • Kings Cross, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
  • Byron Bay, Byron Bay - Broken Head area, Far North Coast, New South Wales,
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