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form y separately published work icon The Hunter single work   film/TV   thriller  
Adaptation of The Hunter Julia Leigh , 1999 single work novel
Note: Screenplay by Addison, original adaptation by Nettheim and Fimeri.
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Hunter
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'Martin David, a modern-day soldier of fortune, rendezvous in Paris with a mysterious man, Jacek Koman, who hires him to travel to Tasmania and attempt to locate a Tasmanian Tiger (or thylacine) - although the animal is believed to be extinct, there are rumours that one has been sighted - and its DNA, whether the animal is dead or alive, represents a fortune to vested interests.'
Source: Stratton, David. 'At the Movies'. http://www.abc.net.au/atthemovies/txt/s3312287.htm (Sighted 13/10/2011)

Notes

  • Designated a Critics Pick by the film reviewers of The New York Times (April 6, 2012).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2011

Works about this Work

The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
‘Islands of Possibility’ : Film-Making, Cultural Practice, Political Action and the Decolonization of Tasmanian History Jenny Thornley , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , October vol. 7 no. 2-3 2013; (p. 123-136)
This article considers the potential of a decolonizing poetics, evident across Tasmanian Aboriginal arts and cultural works, to contribute to a distinctively Aboriginal film-making practice in Tasmania. The potency of this body of work, alongside the Aboriginal community’s vigorous political campaigns for cultural rights and land rights, has not translated into a distinctively Tasmanian Aboriginal film culture. Apart from several significant documentary films and photographic works that indicate the emergence of a powerful decolonizing poetics there are no fictional feature films by Tasmanian Aboriginal film-makers. Moreover recent feature films produced by non-Indigenous film-makers about Tasmania invoke the ‘Tasmanian Gothic’ trope, imagining an island without any Aboriginal presence. This article considers processes that contribute to decolonizing through the contemporary work of Tasmanian Aboriginal writers and artists, including Jim Everett, Julie Gough, Greg Lehman and photographer Ricky Maynard. I suggest their poetics are more than textual. They are grounded in country and community – linked to another realm beyond the ‘shallow’ time of colonization. Their decolonizing poetics are shared with Maori film-maker Barry Barclay’s ‘Fourth Cinema’, where the camera is firmly in Indigenous hands, based in community and cultural practices.' (Author's abstract)
Small Areas of Ground : Writing Animals in Globalisation Sally Borrell , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Animal Studies Journal , vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 60-74)
If globalisation can be described as an evolution of imperialism on a global scale, as postcolonial theorist Bill Ashcroft suggests, what does that mean for contemporary writing about animals? This paper examines how questions of globalisation inflect the representation of animals in postcolonial fiction, taking the examples of Julia Leigh's The Hunter (Australia), the recent film of the same name, and Laurence Fearnley's Butler's Ringlet (New Zealand). Their approaches differ in that both versions of The Hunter emphasise dangers associated with globalisation, whereas different reactions are in tension in Butler's Ringlet. However, I argue that in each case responses to animals figure as a strategy in the negotiation of globalisation, and encourage reassessments of local species relations in the process. I explore the implications of this approach to animals in terms of comments by Zygmunt Bauman about the potential for pluralism within globalisation. [Author's abstract]
Stalking the Most Elusive Prey in Tasmania’s Wilds Stephen Holden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times , April 6 2012; (p. p.C8)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
DVD Reviews : Thriller/Drama Sacha Molitorisz , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 February 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
Untitled Tom Ryan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 October 2011; (p. 6) The Sunday Age , 9 October 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
They're a Weird Mob Leigh Paatsch , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 October 2011; (p. 4)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
Eco-Thriller Proves a Gripping Ride Scott Murray , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 October 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
Bush Beauty and a Tiger Cris Kennedy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 October 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
Catch Me if You Can Sandra Hall , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2011; (p. 14)

— Review of The Hunter Alice Addison , Wain Fimeri , Daniel Nettheim , 2011 single work film/TV
Dafoe's Cull of the Wild Fires Tassie Film Michael Bodey , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 16 December 2010; (p. 3)
Boy, Can He Tell a Story Fran Metcalf , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 September 2011; (p. 22)
Toronto Puts US Audiences in Australian Sights Ed Gibbs , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 September 2011; (p. 12)
Elusive Vision Michael Bodey , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 -25 September 2011; (p. 14-15)
Tiger Hunting, Tasmanian Style Ed Gibbs , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2011; (p. 8)
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