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form y separately published work icon Dead Heart single work   film/TV   thriller   crime  
Adaptation of Dead Heart Nicholas Parsons , 1994 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 Dead Heart
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

A second-generation white Northern Territory police officer must deal with the clash between white law and black law after a young Indigenous Australian man is found dead in police custody.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: screenplay
    • Paddington, Kings Cross area, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 1996 .
      Alternative title: Dead Heart : Original Screenplay
      Extent: xii, 94p.p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Written as: Nick Parsons
      Note/s:
      • Includes foreword by Bryan Brown, introduction by David Stratton, author's note, cast list, and film end credits.

      ISBN: 086819459X
      ca. 1996 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Note/s:
      • The seventh draft of the script.

      Holdings

      Held at: National Film and Sound Archive (aka ScreenSound Australia)

Works about this Work

Dead Heart Chris Justice , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 45 2007;

— Review of Dead Heart Nicholas Parsons , 1995 single work film/TV
Shared Dreamings Waiting to be Filmed Mark Byrne , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 May 2005; (p. 15)
Locating the Constituting Elements of Justice in Our Everyday Discourse Robert Windsor , Martin Nakata , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Balayi , no. 4 2002; (p. 45-51)

'In European law a treaty is an object somewhat analogous to a business contract, but is this contractual model what is commonly understood (outside of the "interpretive community'" of legal experts) to be a treaty? That is, is this the model that the ever-increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians who devote time to the concept of a treaty are thinking of? In other words, are those who call for a treaty calling simply for a business contract, for legislative action, or are they calling for justice, improved justice, reparative justice, and the subsequent development and maintenance of respectful relations? While law is ostensibly an attempt to deliver justice, the question as to whether law can guarantee justice or if law is the only avenue (or even the primary avenue) through which justice is achieved needs to be considered'. Because justice is not the sole property of legal discourse this paper attempts to clarify the concept of a treaty (a fundamentally legal construct)' outside of the parameters o flegal discourse.'  (Introduction)

Dead Heart Chris Justice , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , October - December no. 45 2007;

— Review of Dead Heart Nicholas Parsons , 1995 single work film/TV
Shared Dreamings Waiting to be Filmed Mark Byrne , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 May 2005; (p. 15)
Locating the Constituting Elements of Justice in Our Everyday Discourse Robert Windsor , Martin Nakata , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Balayi , no. 4 2002; (p. 45-51)

'In European law a treaty is an object somewhat analogous to a business contract, but is this contractual model what is commonly understood (outside of the "interpretive community'" of legal experts) to be a treaty? That is, is this the model that the ever-increasing numbers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians who devote time to the concept of a treaty are thinking of? In other words, are those who call for a treaty calling simply for a business contract, for legislative action, or are they calling for justice, improved justice, reparative justice, and the subsequent development and maintenance of respectful relations? While law is ostensibly an attempt to deliver justice, the question as to whether law can guarantee justice or if law is the only avenue (or even the primary avenue) through which justice is achieved needs to be considered'. Because justice is not the sole property of legal discourse this paper attempts to clarify the concept of a treaty (a fundamentally legal construct)' outside of the parameters o flegal discourse.'  (Introduction)

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