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form y separately published work icon The Night, the Prowler single work   film/TV   horror  
Adaptation of The Night the Prowler Patrick White , 1974 single work short story
Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 The Night, the Prowler
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'In a wealthy part of Sydney, Felicity Bannister (Kerry Walker) pretends she has been raped by a prowler, in order to take control of her own life. Her neurotic mother (Ruth Cracknell) is more worried about her daughter's upcoming wedding. Her father (John Frawley) is concerned that she's no longer a virgin. As the family's fragile structure crumbles, Felicity becomes a prowler herself.'

Source: Australian Screen (Sighted: 13/7/2012)

Notes

  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Fnuhzv_45s (Sighted: 13/7/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Night the Prowler : A Screenplay
Form: screenplay
First known date: 1976
      1976 .
      Extent: [v], 122p.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • Typescript; Final Draft. Three lists included with the screenplay: location, 16 leaves; cast, 14 leaves; crew 3 leaves; 4 leaves of script changes

      Holdings

      Held at: University of Queensland University of Queensland Library Fryer Library
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Night, the Prowler : Short Story and Screenplay Patrick White , Ringwood : Penguin Jonathan Cape , 1978 Z1432090 1978 selected work short story screenplay Ringwood : Penguin Jonathan Cape , 1978 pg. 61-158
Link: Three digital extracts from the original cinematic release Screen Australia (Sighted: 13/7/2012)

Works about this Work

Kerry Walker, Patrick White and the Faces of Australian Modernism Anne Pender , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 9 2012;
'This essay considers the work of Australian actor Kerry Walker (b. 1948) in the years 1977-1989. It focuses on Walker's acting style in the roles she played in a variety of works by Patrick White, her approach to acting and her enduring friendship with White. It seeks to document the specific qualities Walker brought to her performances in White's plays and to explain her distinctive understanding of White's drama.' (Author's abstract)
Gothic Definitions : The New Australian "Cinema of Horrors" Jonathan Rayner , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 91-97)
This paper examines ‘ the pervasive presence of horror materials, in both thematic and stylistic terms, within the Australian feature film industry from its re-establishment at the end of the 1960s to the present.’ (p. 91)
Patrick White's The Night The Prowler Deb Verhoeven , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , December no. 163 2009; (p. 74-86) Australian Perspectives Essays 2010;
'An essay is presented on the film "The Night the Prowler," directed by Jim Sharman. It explores why the film does not fit into any of the popular categories of Australian filmmaking in the heady days of the revival. It discusses how its production came to be set up as the movie underlies the connection between cult and art cinema. It analyzes the film's reception wherein not everyone was immune on what it offers.' (Publication abstract)
Decomposing Suburbia: Patrick White's Perversity Andrew McCann , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 18 no. 4 1998; (p. 56-71)
y separately published work icon Patrick White : The Late Years William Yang , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z298593 1995 single work prose biography
[Review] The Night, the Prowler M. DuBose , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 June 1978; (p. 7)

— Review of The Night, the Prowler Patrick White , 1976 single work film/TV
[Review] The Night, the Prowler Bob Ellis , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 22-28 June 1978; (p. 17)

— Review of The Night, the Prowler Patrick White , 1976 single work film/TV
[Review] The Night, the Prowler Elizabeth Riddell , 1978 single work review
— Appears in: Theatre Australia , December vol. 2 no. 12 1978; (p. 46-7)

— Review of The Night, the Prowler Patrick White , 1976 single work film/TV
[Review] The Night, the Prowler T. Jennings , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Advertiser , 7 June 1979; (p. 27)

— Review of The Night, the Prowler Patrick White , 1976 single work film/TV
[Review] The Night, the Prowler John Slavin , 1979 single work review
— Appears in: Nation Review , 5 July 1979; (p. 683)

— Review of The Night, the Prowler Patrick White , 1976 single work film/TV
Gothic Definitions : The New Australian "Cinema of Horrors" Jonathan Rayner , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 91-97)
This paper examines ‘ the pervasive presence of horror materials, in both thematic and stylistic terms, within the Australian feature film industry from its re-establishment at the end of the 1960s to the present.’ (p. 91)
Kerry Walker, Patrick White and the Faces of Australian Modernism Anne Pender , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 9 2012;
'This essay considers the work of Australian actor Kerry Walker (b. 1948) in the years 1977-1989. It focuses on Walker's acting style in the roles she played in a variety of works by Patrick White, her approach to acting and her enduring friendship with White. It seeks to document the specific qualities Walker brought to her performances in White's plays and to explain her distinctive understanding of White's drama.' (Author's abstract)
The Cockatoos Keith Neilson , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Survey of contemporary literature, vol. 2 1977; (p. 1329-1333)
Epiphanies in Tables and Goats: The Burnt Ones, The Cockatoos, and Four Plays John Weigel , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Patrick White 1983; (p. 87-103)
y separately published work icon Words and Images : Australian Novels into Films Brian McFarlane , Richmond : Heinemann , 1983 Z286903 1983 single work criticism

Words and Images is the first Australian book to examine the relationship between literature and film. Taking nine films that had been released in the ten years previous to its publication, Brian McFarlane looks at some of the issues involved in transposing a narrative from one medium to another.

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