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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Words and Silk : The Imaginary and Real Worlds of Gerald Murnane
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A two-part exploration of the life and works of Australian fiction writer Gerald Murnane. The first part explores his imaginary world and presents images of both Murnane's 1940s' childhood in Victoria and his interests, particularly his obsession with horseracing. In the second part, Murnane discusses his writing style and reads extracts from Tamarisk Row to show how he weaves his interests and obsessions into his work.

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Words and Silk : Gerald Murnane at the Cinema Stefan Soloman , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 293-320)
'Adrian Martin, one of Australia’s eminent voices in film criticism, once asserted that Philip Tyndall’s Words and Silk was "one of my all-time favourite Australian films." However, this hybrid documentary, focusing on the writer Gerald Murnane, has seen very little attention since its release in 1989, and that in spite of a recent spate of interest in Murnane’s work. As a writer of "true fiction," Murnane has been motivated from the start of his career by a "succession of images," and indeed, many of his novels owe a certain debt to motion pictures. In this essay, I discuss the relation of cinema to Murnane’s writing, considering how Tyndall’s film might serve as a useful means for interpreting Murnane’s oeuvre, and how it might be evaluated as a work of cinematic art in its own right.. (Source: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol29/iss2/10/ )
The Essence of Murnane Tina Kaufman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , April no. 2 1992; (p. 39)

— Review of Words and Silk : The Imaginary and Real Worlds of Gerald Murnane Philip Tyndall , Gerald Murnane , 1989 single work film/TV biography
Shelf Life [14 October 1989] Jane Sullivan , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1989; (p. 10)
The Essence of Murnane Tina Kaufman , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Modern Times , April no. 2 1992; (p. 39)

— Review of Words and Silk : The Imaginary and Real Worlds of Gerald Murnane Philip Tyndall , Gerald Murnane , 1989 single work film/TV biography
Shelf Life [14 October 1989] Jane Sullivan , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 14 October 1989; (p. 10)
Words and Silk : Gerald Murnane at the Cinema Stefan Soloman , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 293-320)
'Adrian Martin, one of Australia’s eminent voices in film criticism, once asserted that Philip Tyndall’s Words and Silk was "one of my all-time favourite Australian films." However, this hybrid documentary, focusing on the writer Gerald Murnane, has seen very little attention since its release in 1989, and that in spite of a recent spate of interest in Murnane’s work. As a writer of "true fiction," Murnane has been motivated from the start of his career by a "succession of images," and indeed, many of his novels owe a certain debt to motion pictures. In this essay, I discuss the relation of cinema to Murnane’s writing, considering how Tyndall’s film might serve as a useful means for interpreting Murnane’s oeuvre, and how it might be evaluated as a work of cinematic art in its own right.. (Source: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/antipodes/vol29/iss2/10/ )
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