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form y separately published work icon Flirting single work   film/TV  
Is part of Danny Embling Trilogy John Duigan , 1987 series - author film/TV
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Flirting
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Set in 1965, Flirting is the sequel to The Year My Voice Broke. Danny Embling is now seventeen and a full-time boarder at St Alban's College. Although Danny's stutter and unsportsmanlike physique make him an object of derision to many of his fellow students, his life isn't all bad: he has a perfect view of Circester College, his college's sister school, from his dormitory window. The narrative follows his friendship with Thandiwe Adjewa, the daughter of an African Nationalist on an academic post in Canberra and a student at Circester. Danny and Thandiwe become kindred spirits, lovers, and problems for their teachers, whose methods of maintaining control are long detention sessions and a good thrashing with the cane. The only support they receive is from Nicola Radcliffe, Circhester's head prefect, who is sympathetic to their plight.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Stutter.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Ballad of Youth : The Making of Flirting Erin Free , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: FilmInk , 6 June 2017; FilmInk , 20 September 2017;
With a new print of the 1987 Aussie teen film classic, The Year My Voice Broke, set to screen at The Sydney Film Festival, we take a look back at the making of the film’s under-celebrated sequel, 1991’s Flirting.
(Sweet) Sixteen Great Australian Teen Films Erin Free (editor), 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 20 May 2016;
Hot Ticket Samantha Selinger-Morris , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2012; (p. 3)
The Young and the Desperate Lynden Barber , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 November 2009; (p. 19)
The Many Faces of Disinclination: Australian Feminist/Post-Colonialist Reflections in Flirting Lorrie Palmer , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 45 2007;
'Following the acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting was John Duigan's second instalment in a proposed trilogy featuring Noah Taylor in the role of Danny Embling. It also stars Nicole Kidman and has much to say about gender, race and colonial attitudes.' (Publisher's abstract)
A Splendid Mixture of Misfits Evan Williams , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 March 1991; (p. rev 7)

— Review of Flirting John Duigan , 1991 single work film/TV
Long Wait for Something to Chew On Dougal Macdonald , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 23 March 1991; (p. B7)

— Review of Flirting John Duigan , 1991 single work film/TV
Flirting with Notions of Ourselves Stan James , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 23 March 1991; (p. 6)

— Review of Flirting John Duigan , 1991 single work film/TV
Some Aussie Teen Love Des Partridge , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 March 1991; (p. wkd 9)

— Review of Flirting John Duigan , 1991 single work film/TV
The Young and the Desperate Lynden Barber , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 November 2009; (p. 19)
y separately published work icon 'Flirting' Louise Tinsley , Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 2003 Z1673579 2003 single work criticism Research undertaken by a student of the Centre for Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) into Flirting (1991). Includes aspects relating to the production phase, critical reception, principal performers and production crew, references and a synopsis.
The Many Faces of Disinclination: Australian Feminist/Post-Colonialist Reflections in Flirting Lorrie Palmer , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 45 2007;
'Following the acclaimed The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting was John Duigan's second instalment in a proposed trilogy featuring Noah Taylor in the role of Danny Embling. It also stars Nicole Kidman and has much to say about gender, race and colonial attitudes.' (Publisher's abstract)
Hot Ticket Samantha Selinger-Morris , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2012; (p. 3)
Flirting with Teen Romance for a Fresh Insight into Life Stuart Diwell , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 30 March 1991; (p. 28)
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