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Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 The Family Man
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  • The fourth of four short films that comprise the feature film Libido, 'The Family Man' concerns Ken, a property developer whose wife has just had a baby. While she is in hospital, he arranges with his friend Gerry to pick up a couple of women at the local bar and take them to a secluded beach house. However, Ken's self loathing gets in the way of things.

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    form y separately published work icon Libido Producers' and Directors' Guild of Australia , Australia : Producers' and Directors' Guild of Australia , 1973 Z1663315 1973 anthology film/TV

    Four short films combined as one release, Libido is concerned with the erotic drive within us all.

    Two episodes deal openly with underlying psychological aspects of the sex-drive: 'The Husband,' which examines the paranoia of a somewhat immature husband who becomes more vulnerable as a result of his wife's emancipation and growing sense of independence, and 'The Priest,' which focuses on the traumatic effects of church dogma and belief on the minds of a priest and a nun in love.

    For 'The Child' and 'The Family Man,' the psychological aspects are more implied than overt: 'The Child' deals with a child's inner emotions and the disturbance that sudden exposure to overt sexuality in an adult world can cause, while 'The Family Man' reveals the ugliness and contempt for women that sexual desire can generate in certain men, those in whose minds the qualities of love and respect are either undeveloped or non-existent.

    Australia : Producers' and Directors' Guild of Australia , 1973

Works about this Work

Dave Jones Talks with David Williamson From a 'Cinema Papers' Interview Dave Jones (interviewer), 1974 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: Cinema Papers , January 1974; (p. 6-9) Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. 143-146)
Dave Jones Talks with David Williamson From a 'Cinema Papers' Interview Dave Jones (interviewer), 1974 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: Cinema Papers , January 1974; (p. 6-9) Five Plays for Stage, Radio and Television 1977; (p. 143-146)
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