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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Gallipoli
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The narrative begins in Western Australia in 1915 and follows the paths of Archie Hamilton and Frank Dunne, before and after their enlistment in the Australian Imperial Forces. Hamilton is the patriotic son of a grazier and Frank Dunne is a drifter with no great desire to fight for the British Empire. They meet as runners in an outback footrace and become best mates. After training in Egypt, they land at Gallipoli, just as the great Allied assaults of August 1915 are to begin.

Source: Australian Screen.




  • The trailer for this film is available to view via YouTube: (Sighted: 10/8/2012)

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y separately published work icon Making a Meal of It : Writing About Film Brian McFarlane , Clayton : Monash University Publishing , 2018 14042291 2018 multi chapter work criticism

'For more than forty years, readers of The Age newspaper have learned about the latest films through the interpretations and judgements of Brian McFarlane, now himself a Melbourne institution of sorts. Over that time McFarlane’s reviews of and articles on film have also featured in Australian Book Review, Cinema Papers, Inside Story, Meanjin, Metro, Screening the Past, Senses of Cinema, Sight & Sound, and many other newspapers, magazines, and journals.

'This selection of McFarlane’s writings on film, taken as a whole, tells a story about what has brought us back to the cinema again and again, from recent times to a now more distant past. In his attuned but easy style, sprinkled with wit and insight, our guide brings back memories, fills gaps in our knowledge, triggers conversations, and inspires delight and enthusiasm.

'Making a Meal of It is a first-rate resource for film buffs and excellent dinner-table company.'  (Publication summary)

The Naked Anzac : Exposure and Concealment in A.B. Facey's A Fortunate Life Ffion Murphy , Richard Nile , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 75 no. 3 2016; (p. 219-237)
Murphy and Nile discuss Albert Facey's autobiography A Fortunate Life and his experiences of war.
Feed Your Mind at One of the World's Great Festivals Amanda Blair , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 October 2015; (p. 13)
Australian Film in the Australian Literature Classroom Theodore F. Sheckels , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 29 no. 1 2015; (p. 105-115)
'In the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the Australian government was striving to enhance its international standing in the arts, it chose to focus on film. Many films were produced to global acclaim. After watching Bruce Beresford's "Breaker" Morant (1980), Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career (1979), or Peter Weir's Gallipoli (1981), many in academic contexts outside Australia were drawn to examine Australian writing. Since then, film has not lost its prominence among those who study Australian literature. Here, Sheckels discusses the use of Australian film in teaching Australian literature and the ways that enhance that undertaking. He explores three directions that teachers might pursue in integrating film into Australian literature courses.' (Publication abstract)
History Retold With Dignity. Lest We Forget Kirsten Heysen , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 26 April 2015; (p. 8)
y separately published work icon No Picnic : An Autobiography Pat Lovell , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1995 Z1224962 1995 single work autobiography
Alert and Alarmed: Art Under Fire : Robert Connolly : Filmmaker Robert Connolly , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 November 2005; (p. 18)
The Ethics of Fellowship in Two Antipodean War Films: Gallipoli (1981) and The Lord of the Rings (2001, 2002, 2003) Ian Henderson , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , January-February no. 34 2005;
Ian Henderson makes connections between Peter Weir and David Williamson's Gallipoli and Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Fear in Peter Weir's Australian Films : A Matter of Control Theodore F. Sheckels , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 75-80)
Many have noted the prevalence of the emotion of fear in Peter Weir's Australian films. In dealing with this fear, commentators have directed their focus at the world external to that which Weir's characters inhabit. The commentators have asked what is it 'out there' that these characters are so afraid of. As is wont of all good scholars they have attempted to discern an answer that unites Weir's oeuvre.
Battlers Take Top Spot in Movie Poll Rosemary Lentini , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 October 2010; (p. 13)


1981 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
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