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form y Snowtown single work   film/TV   crime   horror  
Alternative title: The Snowtown Murders
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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AbstractHistory

Sixteen-year-old Jamie feels isolated by the poverty of his surroundings, his lack of a father figure, and his mother's preoccupation with his younger, more demanding brothers. So when he falls in with the charismatic and much older John, he is slowly drawn into John's world of homophobia, violence, and murder.

Notes

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Director Rolls 'em from Snowtown to Cannes Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 May 2015; (p. 33)
French Feel for Festival Penelope Debelle , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 June 2015; (p. 24)
An Eye for Tyrants Peter Conrad , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 116 2015; (p. 62-66)

'The article focuses on n Australian film director and screenwriter Justin Kurzel. Topics include charismatic nature of the heroes and villains of Kurzel's films including John Bunting, the psychotic Messiah in "Snowtown," Kurzel's fascination with leaders which is a confessional undertone of the need for directors to be autocrats, and why Kurzel finds films as very visceral. Also mentioned is Kurzel's adaptation of "Macbeth" which sheds the moral qualms that inhibit Shakespeare's character.' (Publication summary)

The Art of Adaptation Shaun Grant , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 5-6 December 2015; (p. 16)
Bets Pay Off Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 May 2014; (p. 33)
'A Dozy City' : Adelaide in J.M. Coetzee's Slow Man and Amy T. Matthew's End of the Night Girl Gillian Dooley , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Adelaide : A Literary City 2014; (p. 253-266)
It Isn't Like We're Lacking Inspiration in Our Books and Music : What's Happened to Great Aussie Movies? Nicolle Flint , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
Aural Association and Sensory Affect in Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011) Tara Judah , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 70 2014;

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Australian Psycho Harry Windsor , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 July 2013; (p. 16-17)
'Violent crime films take realism to a new level and pierce the myth of mateship, writes Harry Windsor.'
Variety Reigns on Film's Big Night Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 January 2012; (p. 17)
Outback Saga Top Dog at Film Awards 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 February 2012; (p. 7)
Kelpie Fetches the Top Prize at New Film and TV Awards Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 February 2012; (p. 3)
Stars Align for New Academy Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2012; (p. 16)
Night of Nights and the Odd Bite Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 February 2012; (p. 24)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 March 2012; (p. 17)
Families Upset by Snowtown Film Judith Ireland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 February 2011; (p. 26)
Blizzard of Controversy Clears as Snowtown Debuts Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2011; (p. 19)
Bodies-in-Barrels Killings Make a Harrowing Movie Andrew McGarry , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 9)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2011; (p. 15)
In Cold Blood Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 May 2011; (p. 6)
A Haunting Vision of True Horrors Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 14 May 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Spotlight Tom Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 15 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Society Seen at Its Rawest Rodney Chester , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14 - 15 May 2011; (p. 4-5)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
True Tale of Horror Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 May 2011; (p. 4)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
It Cuts to the Bone Cris Kennedy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 May 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Horrific Authority of Truth Evan Williams , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
South Australia's Mundane Horror Tim Kroenert , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 May vol. 21 no. 9 2011;

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Darkness in the Suburbs Paul Byrnes , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21- 22 May 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
From Battler to Psychotic Killer Jack Marx , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 May 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Lost Boys Led to Slaughter Tom Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 May 2011; (p. 9)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
DVD Reviews : Drama Mark Sawyer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Broken Communities Helen Garner , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , May no. 67 2011; (p. 70-71)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV ; Mad Bastards Brendan Fletcher 2010 single work film/TV
Untitled David Knight , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , May no. 375 2011; (p. 31)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Untitled Tim Kroenert , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 21 December vol. 21 no. 24 2011; (p. 39)

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Blurred Boundaries Sylvia Lawson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Inside Story 2008-;

— Review of Australian Documentary : History, Practices and Genres Tricia FitzSimons Patrick Laughren Dugald Williamson 2011 multi chapter work criticism ; Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Aural Association and Sensory Affect in Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011) Tara Judah , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , March no. 70 2014;

— Review of Snowtown Shaun Grant 2010 single work film/TV
Film Festival Opts for Darkness with Snowtown Horror Story Garry Maddox , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 December 2010; (p. 16)
Garry Maddox reports on the inclusion of Snowtown in the program for the 2011 Adelaide Film Festival. Maddox also speaks with the film's producer, Anna McLeish.
Families Upset by Snowtown Film Judith Ireland , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 27 February 2011; (p. 26)
Blizzard of Controversy Clears as Snowtown Debuts Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 February 2011; (p. 19)
Bodies-in-Barrels Killings Make a Harrowing Movie Andrew McGarry , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 February 2011; (p. 9)
Untitled Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 April 2011; (p. 15)
In Cold Blood Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 6 May 2011; (p. 6)
Living with a Death Penalty Chris Johnston , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 May 2011; (p. 8) The Saturday Age , 7 May 2011; (p. 6)
Suburban Psycho Garry Maddox , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 May 2011; (p. 8)
Strange Depths Steve Dow , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 May 2011; (p. 8)
Murder Most Foul Andrew Fenton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 19 May 2011; (p. 5)
Murder they Wrote, and It Still Works Adam Fulton , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2011; (p. 14)
Descending into this Hell Courtney Dawson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 19 May 2011; (p. 11)
Confronting 'Snowtown' Appals Some Cannes Critics But Delights Others Stephanie Bunbury , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 May 2011; (p. 3)
More than a Snuff for Critics Justin Norrie , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 22 May 2011; (p. 17)
Making a Case for Snowtown the Movie Andrew McGarry , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 May 2011; (p. 23)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 25 May 2011; (p. 19)
Snowtown Wins Prize 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 21 May 2011; (p. 3)

Snowtown received a Special Mention from the President of the Jury at Critics' Week at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.

Great Bodies of Work Charles Waterstreet , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 12)
Movie Ratings Miss their Target Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 6 July 2011; (p. 17)
Dark or violent films are increasingly avoiding an R18+ tag.
David and a Goliath Job Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 2011; (p. 16)
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