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form y separately published work icon The Rage in Placid Lake single work   film/TV   humour  
Adaptation of The Cafe Latte Kid Tony McNamara , 1994 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 The Rage in Placid Lake
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'Placid Lake is a kid who follows his instincts; follows them so far they lead him to convalescing in a full body cast and pondering whether following your heart is good for your health. Deciding it isn't, he must take the road more travelled. Be normal, fit in. Even if it kills you.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 4/12/2013)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: screenplay
      2003 .
      Extent: 148p.p.
      Description: Typescript (photocopy)
      (Manuscript) assertion
      Series: The Hanger Collection of Australian Playscripts series - publisher

      A collection in the Fryer Library at The University of Queensland of manuscript film and play scripts.

Works about this Work

'Jesus! A Geriatric - That's All I Need!' : Learning to Come of Age With/in Popular Australian Film Kristina Gottschall , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Global Studies of Childhood , vol. 1 no. 4 2011; (p. 332-342)

'Popular film texts are powerful means by which Western societies construct, maintain, protect and challenge concepts of childhood and youth-hood. As a context where audiences learn about the self, their culture, and their place within it, popular film is understood here as pedagogic, that is, as a space where key lessons about the formation of subjecthood might take place, and at what costs. This article takes into account scholarship on popular culture as pedagogy, challenging narrow notions of popular film as a simple transmission of knowledge. Focused on how pedagogies might be at work, this article explores the use of humour, repetition, otherness, becoming and sentimentality within a selection of Australian films, and how they orientate audiences towards knowing the youth subject in particular ways. Questions of generation and how it is constructed as a commonsense battle between ‘young’ and ‘old’ are considered through the coming-of-age films, The Rage in Placid Lake (2003), Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (2008), Crackers (1998) and Spider & Rose (1994).'

Source: Author's abstract.

A Rounded Life Megan Spencer , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , September 2003; (p. 52)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
The Rage Within Margaret Rice , 2003 single work biography
— Appears in: Eureka Street , September vol. 13 no. 7 2003; (p. 34-35)
Difficult to Discern the Rationale Dougal Macdonald , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 August 2003; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
Lake Lacks Turbulence Evan Williams , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
Playing for Laughs in the Shallow End Paul Byrnes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 August 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
New Releases Paul Byrnes , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 August 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
Lake Lacks Turbulence Evan Williams , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 August 2003; (p. 10)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
Difficult to Discern the Rationale Dougal Macdonald , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 August 2003; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
A Rounded Life Megan Spencer , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , September 2003; (p. 52)

— Review of The Rage in Placid Lake Tony McNamara , 2003 single work film/TV
The Rage Within Margaret Rice , 2003 single work biography
— Appears in: Eureka Street , September vol. 13 no. 7 2003; (p. 34-35)
'Jesus! A Geriatric - That's All I Need!' : Learning to Come of Age With/in Popular Australian Film Kristina Gottschall , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Global Studies of Childhood , vol. 1 no. 4 2011; (p. 332-342)

'Popular film texts are powerful means by which Western societies construct, maintain, protect and challenge concepts of childhood and youth-hood. As a context where audiences learn about the self, their culture, and their place within it, popular film is understood here as pedagogic, that is, as a space where key lessons about the formation of subjecthood might take place, and at what costs. This article takes into account scholarship on popular culture as pedagogy, challenging narrow notions of popular film as a simple transmission of knowledge. Focused on how pedagogies might be at work, this article explores the use of humour, repetition, otherness, becoming and sentimentality within a selection of Australian films, and how they orientate audiences towards knowing the youth subject in particular ways. Questions of generation and how it is constructed as a commonsense battle between ‘young’ and ‘old’ are considered through the coming-of-age films, The Rage in Placid Lake (2003), Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger (2008), Crackers (1998) and Spider & Rose (1994).'

Source: Author's abstract.

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