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A contemporary re-imagining of Storm Boy: Mike 'Storm Boy' Kingley tells his struggling teenage grand-daughter the story of how his life was changed by his relationship with Mr Percival.

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A Happy and Instructive Haunting : Revising the Child, the Gothic and the Australian Cinema Revival in Storm Boy (2019) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) Allison Craven , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , vol. 45 no. 1 2021; (p. 46-60)

'A recent spate of remakes of film titles dating from the Australian cinema revival in the 1970s suggests a renewed interest in this significant corpus. It has a deeper resonance insofar as the original films also represent landmarks in Australian Gothic aesthetics. In two of these productions, Storm Boy (2019) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), the renewal of the Gothic discourses and the allied figure of the child are inflected by an optimistic vein of “post-millennial Gothic”. It is apparent in the styling and in the post-feminist and cultural consciousness of both productions, and the sense in which both remakes provide resolutions to the earlier films and embed layers of contemporary social pedagogy in the revised Gothic scenarios. Both of these productions suggest a recognition that the films of the cinema revival may not speak to a current generation, and this dissonance is particularly apparent in the revised figure of the lost child in the remakes.' (Publication abstract)

DVD Release Re-Imagines Storm Boy 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 May no. 700 2019; (p. 12)

'If you haven't yet seen the movie Storm Boy, its recent release on DVD gives you a chance to follow the story of the unbreakable bond between a young boy Michael Kingley (Finn Little) and his close friend, Mr Percival, a pelican.'

In the Land of Storm Boy, the Cultural Heritage of the Coorong Is under Threat Kelly D. Wiltshire , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 17 January 2019;

'When I go to see the new film Storm Boy, which opens in cinemas nationally today, my mind will turn to the landscape that forms the film’s backdrop. This is the Kurangk (Coorong), land of the Ngarrindjeri Nation. The Nation’s cultural heritage, testifying to the Ngarrindjeri’s enduring connection to the region, is being destroyed by off-road vehicles.' (Introduction)

The Perfect Storm : Revisiting a Classic Alexis Buxton-Collins , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 467 2019; (p. 21)

'Since its release in 1976, Storm Boy has delighted generations of South Australians while introducing them to the wild landscape of the Coorong.'

2019’s Most Anticipated Movies Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 26 December 2018;
The Perfect Storm : Revisiting a Classic Alexis Buxton-Collins , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , January no. 467 2019; (p. 21)

'Since its release in 1976, Storm Boy has delighted generations of South Australians while introducing them to the wild landscape of the Coorong.'

In the Land of Storm Boy, the Cultural Heritage of the Coorong Is under Threat Kelly D. Wiltshire , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 17 January 2019;

'When I go to see the new film Storm Boy, which opens in cinemas nationally today, my mind will turn to the landscape that forms the film’s backdrop. This is the Kurangk (Coorong), land of the Ngarrindjeri Nation. The Nation’s cultural heritage, testifying to the Ngarrindjeri’s enduring connection to the region, is being destroyed by off-road vehicles.' (Introduction)

2019’s Most Anticipated Movies Dov Kornits , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 26 December 2018;
DVD Release Re-Imagines Storm Boy 2019 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 8 May no. 700 2019; (p. 12)

'If you haven't yet seen the movie Storm Boy, its recent release on DVD gives you a chance to follow the story of the unbreakable bond between a young boy Michael Kingley (Finn Little) and his close friend, Mr Percival, a pelican.'

A Happy and Instructive Haunting : Revising the Child, the Gothic and the Australian Cinema Revival in Storm Boy (2019) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) Allison Craven , 2021 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , vol. 45 no. 1 2021; (p. 46-60)

'A recent spate of remakes of film titles dating from the Australian cinema revival in the 1970s suggests a renewed interest in this significant corpus. It has a deeper resonance insofar as the original films also represent landmarks in Australian Gothic aesthetics. In two of these productions, Storm Boy (2019) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), the renewal of the Gothic discourses and the allied figure of the child are inflected by an optimistic vein of “post-millennial Gothic”. It is apparent in the styling and in the post-feminist and cultural consciousness of both productions, and the sense in which both remakes provide resolutions to the earlier films and embed layers of contemporary social pedagogy in the revised Gothic scenarios. Both of these productions suggest a recognition that the films of the cinema revival may not speak to a current generation, and this dissonance is particularly apparent in the revised figure of the lost child in the remakes.' (Publication abstract)

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