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form y Tracks single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Tracks Robyn Davidson 1980 single work autobiography
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'The inspirational true story of Robyn Davidson's solo camel trek through the harsh centre of Australia, aided only by her faithful canine companion Diggity and the National Geographic photographer who chronicled this epic modern adventure.' (Source: Screen Australia website)

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Works about this Work

Adaptation and Authorial Celebrity : Robyn Davidson and the Context of John Curran’s Tracks (2013) Rachael Weaver , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adaptation , March vol. 9 no. 1 2016; (p. 12-21)
'This article explores the discursive context surrounding John Curran’s recent adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s Tracks (1980), suggesting that the mutual imbrication of the film and its source texts works against the grain of recent trends in adaptation studies that seek to distance them, and to consider screen adaptations as independent creations. At the centre of the red carpet at international film festival premiers as well as the broader publicity campaign promoting Tracks stands author Robyn Davidson, whose nuanced understanding of the adaptation process and savvy relationship to the media have enabled her to retain a firm grip on her original material, at the same time as establishing for herself a pivotal role in enunciating the film’s greater significance and authentic ‘Australianness’ for both local and global audiences. Davidson’s role impacts, ultimately, on the positioning of the film in terms of genre, character, nationality, history, race, and gender politics and ecology—as well as making the adaptation process an explicit subject for discussion in Tracks’ wider articulation and framing.' (Publication summary)
y Robyn Davidson's Tracks and Director Sean Penn's Into the Wild Anica Boulanger-Mashberg , Cheltenham : Insight Publications , 2016 10102581 2016 single work criticism
Making Movies a New Star of State Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 May 2015; (p. 7)
Journey as Important as the Destination Karl Quinn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 August 2015; (p. 18)
Eddie's Son Robyn Davidson , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 117 2015; (p. 52-53)
'A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of having known and interacted with Aboriginal personalities Mr. Eddie and his son in Australia from 1997 to 2013.' (Publication abstract)
Travels of the Heart Amanda Hooton , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 10-13)
'It’s been 37 years since Robyn Davidson crossed the Australian desert on camel and wrote her best-selling book, Tracks. Now back home for good, she tells Amanda Hooton where that first journey has since taken her.'
Faltering Steps in Long Trek Jake Wilson , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 13)
The Great Walk Michael Bodey , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2014; (p. 12-13)
Bets Pay Off Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 33)
Aussie Films Flop Vicky Roach , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 October 2014; (p. 17)
SA Film Industry Leaves Interstate Rivals Reeling Penelope Debelle , Vicky Roach , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 2014; (p. 27)
Track Records Fiona Purdon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 February 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
'After many false starts, the film of Robyn Davidson's epic walk across the desert is finally making tracks, writes Fiona Purdon.'
Desert Dreaming Sandra Hall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 March 2014; (p. 9)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Review : Tracks Tara Judah , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
The Long Way Around Evan Williams , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Mystery Remains at Heart of Epic Camel Trek Jane Freebury , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 March 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Tracks 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 July 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Transcendent Ordeal of an Outback Pilgrim Tim Kroenert , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 14 March vol. 24 no. 4 2014; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Angel and Beast Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 January 2013; (p. 4-5)
Top End Hopes to Ride on Camel's Back Robert Upe , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 January 2013; (p. 17)
Track Records Fiona Purdon , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 February 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
'After many false starts, the film of Robyn Davidson's epic walk across the desert is finally making tracks, writes Fiona Purdon.'
Desert Dreaming Sandra Hall , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 March 2014; (p. 9)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
The Long Way Around Evan Williams , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Mystery Remains at Heart of Epic Camel Trek Jane Freebury , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 March 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Review : Tracks Tara Judah , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Tracks 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 July 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Transcendent Ordeal of an Outback Pilgrim Tim Kroenert , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 14 March vol. 24 no. 4 2014; (p. 39-40)

— Review of Tracks Robyn Davidson Marion Nelson 2013 single work film/TV
Angel and Beast Sharon Verghis , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 January 2013; (p. 4-5)
Top End Hopes to Ride on Camel's Back Robert Upe , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 January 2013; (p. 17)
Back to the Bush to Find a Blockbuster Vicky Roach , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 August 2013; (p. 36)
Australians a Talking Point in Toronto Ed Gibbs , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 September 2013; (p. 16) The Age , 13 September 2013; (p. 34)
Back to the Outback Vicky Roach , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 August 2013; (p. 57)
Epic Trek Colleen Barry , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 September 2013; (p. 30)
Film Awards Reveal Region's Diversity Fiona Purdon , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 November 2013; (p. 14)
'Screen Worship' : The 2013 Adelaide Film Festival Kath Dooley , 2013 single work essay
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December no. 69 2013;
Travels of the Heart Amanda Hooton , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 February 2014; (p. 10-13)
'It’s been 37 years since Robyn Davidson crossed the Australian desert on camel and wrote her best-selling book, Tracks. Now back home for good, she tells Amanda Hooton where that first journey has since taken her.'
Faltering Steps in Long Trek Jake Wilson , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2014; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 March 2014; (p. 13)
The Great Walk Michael Bodey , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 March 2014; (p. 12-13)
Bets Pay Off Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 33)
Aussie Films Flop Vicky Roach , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 October 2014; (p. 17)
SA Film Industry Leaves Interstate Rivals Reeling Penelope Debelle , Vicky Roach , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 2014; (p. 27)
Making Movies a New Star of State Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 May 2015; (p. 7)
Journey as Important as the Destination Karl Quinn , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 August 2015; (p. 18)
Eddie's Son Robyn Davidson , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , November no. 117 2015; (p. 52-53)
'A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of having known and interacted with Aboriginal personalities Mr. Eddie and his son in Australia from 1997 to 2013.' (Publication abstract)
Adaptation and Authorial Celebrity : Robyn Davidson and the Context of John Curran’s Tracks (2013) Rachael Weaver , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adaptation , March vol. 9 no. 1 2016; (p. 12-21)
'This article explores the discursive context surrounding John Curran’s recent adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s Tracks (1980), suggesting that the mutual imbrication of the film and its source texts works against the grain of recent trends in adaptation studies that seek to distance them, and to consider screen adaptations as independent creations. At the centre of the red carpet at international film festival premiers as well as the broader publicity campaign promoting Tracks stands author Robyn Davidson, whose nuanced understanding of the adaptation process and savvy relationship to the media have enabled her to retain a firm grip on her original material, at the same time as establishing for herself a pivotal role in enunciating the film’s greater significance and authentic ‘Australianness’ for both local and global audiences. Davidson’s role impacts, ultimately, on the positioning of the film in terms of genre, character, nationality, history, race, and gender politics and ecology—as well as making the adaptation process an explicit subject for discussion in Tracks’ wider articulation and framing.' (Publication summary)
y Robyn Davidson's Tracks and Director Sean Penn's Into the Wild Anica Boulanger-Mashberg , Cheltenham : Insight Publications , 2016 10102581 2016 single work criticism
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