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Adaptation of Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Jasper Jones
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Jasper Jones is a riveting and moving Australian coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town’s mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura Wiseheart, his life is changed forever. Entrusted with this secret, and believing Jasper to be innocent, Charlie embarks on a dangerous journey to find the killer. Set over the scorching summer holidays of 1965, Charlie defeats the local racists, faces the break up of his parents and falls head over heels in love as he discovers what it means to be truly courageous. (Screen Australia)

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Sinister Underbelly of a Small Town David Stratton , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25 February 2017; (p. 15)
'Craig Silvey’s well-regarded novel Jasper Jones has frequently been compared with To Kill a Mockingbird because of its depiction of simmering racism in a small town. It’s a comparison that really isn’t fair to Silvey because it raises expectations that can hardly be fulfilled. The same goes for Rachel Perkins’s beautifully made film version: if you go to see it expecting the same impact made by Robert Mulligan’s memorable 1962 version of Harper Lee’s book, you’ll probably come away disappointed; but if you go with an open mind, you should be amply rewarded.' (Introduction)
Rachel Perkins, Craig Silvey, and Aaron L. McGrath on Bringing Jasper Jones to the Big Screen Travis Johnson , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 2 March 2017;
[Review Essay] Jasper Jones Andrew Nette , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 389 2017; (p. 68)
Jasper Jones Review – Enchanting Coming-of-age Film Could Be Australia's Stand By Me Luke Buckmaster , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 1 March 2017;
'Hugo Weaving and Toni Collette lead the filmic adaptation of Craig Silvey’s beloved novel, which director Rachel Perkins has handled with care.'
Toni Collette Gets Wistful : 'Australia Was so Beautiful and Seemingly so Innocent' Toni Collette , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 21 February 2017;
'Making Jasper Jones ‘in the middle of nowhere with no budget to speak of’, the actor is happy to be on home soil.'
Six of the Best for 2016 Cinema Philippa Hawker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 11)

— Review of The Daughter Simon Stone 2015 single work film/TV ; Looking for Grace Sue Brooks 2015 single work film/TV ; A Month of Sundays Matt Saville 2016 single work film/TV ; Jasper Jones Shaun Grant 2016 single work film/TV ; Blue Dog Daniel Taplitz 2016 single work film/TV
After Bumper Year, What's Next for Local Films? Philippa Hawker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Blue Dog Daniel Taplitz 2016 single work film/TV ; Jasper Jones Shaun Grant 2016 single work film/TV ; A Month of Sundays Matt Saville 2016 single work film/TV ; Looking for Grace Sue Brooks 2015 single work film/TV ; The Daughter Simon Stone 2015 single work film/TV
Jasper Jones First Look Review – Spielberg Meets Stranger Things in Australian Coming-of-Age Tale James Robert Douglas , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 25 August 2016;

— Review of Jasper Jones Shaun Grant 2016 single work film/TV
Secrets and Shame of a Small Town Ross McRae , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 August 2016; (p. 5)

— Review of Jasper Jones Shaun Grant 2016 single work film/TV
Hugo is Our Queen of the Desert Again Vicky Roach , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 October 2015; (p. 30)
Top Picks of Aussie Flicks Ricki-Lee Arnold , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 22 November 2015; (p. 81)
Jasper Jones among Finalists for CinefestOz, Australia's Richest Film Festival Prize Roxanne Taylor , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2016;
'West Australian film Jasper Jones has been chosen as a finalist for Australia's richest film festival prize and is set to have its world premiere screening at the event. ...'
Rachel Perkins on Jasper Jones and Indigenous Activism Steve Dow , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 28 January 2017;
Filmmaker Rachel Perkins stays true to her activist upbringing in Jasper Jones, even as she avoids overt political messages.
Toni Collette Gets Wistful : 'Australia Was so Beautiful and Seemingly so Innocent' Toni Collette , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 21 February 2017;
'Making Jasper Jones ‘in the middle of nowhere with no budget to speak of’, the actor is happy to be on home soil.'
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  • Western Australia,
  • 1965
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