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Adaptation of The Tall Man : Death and Life on Palm Island Chloe Hooper , 2008 single work prose
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Tall Man
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'When Cameron Doomadgee was found dead in the Palm Island police station, his injuries were like those of someone who’d been in a fatal car crash. The police claimed he had tripped on a step. The Palm Islanders rioted and burnt down the police station. The subsequent trial of Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley – who had been decorated for his work in Aboriginal communities – made headlines day after day, shadowed by Queensland police threatening to strike.'

'The Tall Man tells the gripping story of the trial, of the complex Senior Sergeant Chris Hurley, and of the Doomadgee family as they struggle to understand what happened to their brother. ' (Source: Madman.com.au)

Notes

  • World premiere at the BigPond Adelaide Film Festival that runs from 24 February-6 March 2011.
  • Broadcast on SBS 1 on 17 April 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Madman Entertainment , 2012 .
      Extent: 78 minsp.
      Edition info: Widescreen
      Note/s:
      • In English with English subtitles for the hearing impaired.
      • Release Date: 08/02/2012.

Works about this Work

Film Festivals and Beyond : Activist Discourses in the Reception of Samson and Delilah and The Tall Man Sukhmani Khorana , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , November vol. 6 no. 2 2012; (p. 217-227)
'In the last five years, Australian films centred on Indigenous characters, such as Ten Canoes (de Heer and Djigirr, 2006), Samson and Delilah (Thornton, 2009) and The Tall Man (Krawitz, 2011) have been applauded for their sensitive engagement with traditional Aboriginal stories as well as with contemporary issues. While all three films premiered at Australian film festivals, received limited cinema releases, did the rounds of the international arthouse circuit, and have been broadcast on one of the national public service television networks, their reception, as opposed to a consideration of their textual attributes, has not received much scholarly or popular attention. This article draws on the author's experiences of attending the premiere of Samson and Delilah in Adelaide, and hosting the Q&A after the screening of The Tall Man in Brisbane to explore the Australian-based local-international film festival screening of an Indigenous film as a very specific reception framework; and the Q&A sessions, viewer voting forms and online discussions in the wake of television and/or private viewings as an important aspect of non-institutional responses to the films that are often replete with activist connotations.' (Author's abstract)
Big Screen to Small Screen : Australasian Film and Its New Formats Karina Aveyard , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , November vol. 6 no. 2 2012; (p. 103-109)
'One of the most profound shifts to have occurred in film consumption over the past century has been the emergence of technologies that support viewing outside movie theatres. Platforms such as television, home video, DVD/ Blu-ray and PCs brought film into our homes. More recent innovations such as iPad, laptops and smart phones allow film to travel with us, offering audiences unprecedented viewing flexibility and convenience. Collectively these non-theatrical formats have radically transformed the locational interface of film spectatorship - transporting it from something available only to consumers in a public setting to something that can be watched in a wide range of private and shared spaces. As has been noted by authors including Henry Jenkins (2006) and Ramon Lobato (2012), these developments have significantly broadened the scope and opportunities for cinematic engagement and participation.' (Author's introduction)
The Tall Man's Legacy Ray Jackson , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Tracker , March vol. 2 no. 11 2012; (p. 21)
The Tall Man : Life in Paradise, Death in Custody Julieanne McCormack-Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 25 January no. 248 2012; (p. 50)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Truth behind a Tall Story Davis Guy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 2012; (p. 2)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
New Release Tom Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 November 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Doco Delves Deep into Tragic Tale Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 November 2011; (p. 5)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Capturing a Tragedy With No End in Sight Chloe Hooper , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 November 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Film Reviews Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 November 2011; (p. 16)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV ; Burning Man Jonathan Teplitzky , 2011 single work film/TV
Untitled Andrew L. Urban , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 November 2011; (p. 6)

— Review of The Tall Man Tony Krawitz , 2011 single work film/TV
Breaking Out of Cinema's Dark Cube Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 9 February 2011; (p. 17)
The 2011 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival has supported Indigenous talent as part of this year's festival.
Palm Island Death Story No Tall Tale Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 2 March 2011; (p. 21)
Film Focus is on Mulrunji's Tragic Death 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 February no. 495 2011; (p. 7)
Film Traces Tragic Death Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 November 2011; (p. 27)
A Tragedy Retraced Philippa Hawker , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 12 November 2011; (p. 21) The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 November 2011; (p. 8)
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