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form y separately published work icon Blackfellas single work   film/TV  
Alternative title: Day of the Dog
Adaptation of The Day of the Dog Archie Weller , 1981 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Blackfellas
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Nineteen years old and on parole, all Doug Dooligan wants to do is get on with his life away from the influence of his best friend Floyd 'Pretty Boy' Davis. Floyd, a charming conman and petty thief, has other ideas. He thinks Doug's decision to go straight is a rejection of his Nyoongah lifestyle in favour of white fella values. Edith, Doug's white mother, reminds Doug that she is his people too. He is faced with the daunting tasks of reconciling the opposing expectations of two cultures, family and friends.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Form: screenplay
    • Cottesloe, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Barron Entertainment , 1991 .
      Extent: 102 leavesp.
      Note/s:
      • Script dated 26 September 1991.

      • Script developed with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission and the West Australian Film Council.

Works about this Work

"You're Your Own Boss" : Models of Masculinity in Blackfellas Philip Butterss , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: CRNLE Journal 2000; (p. 208-211)
Butterss sees Blackfellas breaking with common depictions of Aboriginal men in Australian film, in that it proposes a hybrid model of Aboriginal masculinity, nourished by indigenous traditions, while succeeding within the context of the dominant Anglo culture and economic system. He believes that the film's central slogan, "You're your own boss" helps the film become a comforting narrative for non-indigenous audiences.
'Blackfellas' Explores Little-Known Lives Pat Gillespie , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 August 1994; (p. 20)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Realist Sop Dwells On the Fringes Adrian Martin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Review Paul Harris , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21-28 August 1994; (p. 15)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Bleak Outlooks that Still Offer Some Hope Keith Connolly , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 December 1994; (p. 7)
In Deadly Earnest Sandra Hall , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 31 August vol. 115 no. 5885 1993; (p. 85)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Positive Study of Aboriginal Life Dougal Macdonald , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 November 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Untitled Karl Quinn , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Cinema Papers , December no. 96 1993; (p. 48-49)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Review Paul Harris , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21-28 August 1994; (p. 15)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Realist Sop Dwells On the Fringes Adrian Martin , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 August 1994; (p. 16)

— Review of Blackfellas James Ricketson , 1991 single work film/TV
Film Just `a Glimpse into Aboriginal Life' Raymond Gill , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 16 November 1993; (p. 15)
Weller in a Novel Shift to Fantasy Angela Wellington , 1993 single work biography
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 February 1993; (p. 44)
Bleak Outlooks that Still Offer Some Hope Keith Connolly , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 18 December 1994; (p. 7)
Tale of Pride and Prejudice Shines Brightly Keith Connolly , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 7 November 1993; (p. 5)
"You're Your Own Boss" : Models of Masculinity in Blackfellas Philip Butterss , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: CRNLE Journal 2000; (p. 208-211)
Butterss sees Blackfellas breaking with common depictions of Aboriginal men in Australian film, in that it proposes a hybrid model of Aboriginal masculinity, nourished by indigenous traditions, while succeeding within the context of the dominant Anglo culture and economic system. He believes that the film's central slogan, "You're your own boss" helps the film become a comforting narrative for non-indigenous audiences.

Awards

1993 winner Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Source
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