Screen cap from promotional trailer.
form y Long Weekend single work   film/TV   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 1978 1978
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'On a long weekend camping trip to a lonely beach, Peter and Marcia confront the despair of their marriage, as nature takes revenge on them' (National Film and Sound Archive blurb).

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBtD9zPx0Gk (Sighted: 1/6/2012).
  • This film is included in Screen Australia's collection 'Horror in Australian Cinema': http://aso.gov.au/titles/features/long-weekend/ (Sighted: 6/7/2012)

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Works about this Work

Gothic Definitions : The New Australian "Cinema of Horrors" Jonathan Rayner , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 91-97)
This paper examines ‘ the pervasive presence of horror materials, in both thematic and stylistic terms, within the Australian feature film industry from its re-establishment at the end of the 1960s to the present.’ (p. 91)
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)
Long Weekend Scott Murray , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 2008 no. 48 2008;

— Review of Long Weekend Everett de Roche 1978 single work film/TV
Everett de Roche Paul Davies (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 2008 no. 48 2008;
Long Weekend Scott Murray , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 2008 no. 48 2008;

— Review of Long Weekend Everett de Roche 1978 single work film/TV
Gothic Definitions : The New Australian "Cinema of Horrors" Jonathan Rayner , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 91-97)
This paper examines ‘ the pervasive presence of horror materials, in both thematic and stylistic terms, within the Australian feature film industry from its re-establishment at the end of the 1960s to the present.’ (p. 91)
Everett de Roche Paul Davies (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 2008 no. 48 2008;
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)
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