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David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (2017)




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A compelling personal journey with David Stratton, as he relates the fascinating development of our cinema history. David guides us from his boyhood cinema experience of Australia in England, where he saw the first images of this strange and exotic landscape via the medium of film, to his migration to Australia as a 'ten pound pom' in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy. All of this reflects a passionate engagement in a uniquely Australian medium. Parallel and at the heart of the series is the story of an industry whose growing pains David has witnessed over a lifetime. Alongside David, the protagonists of this history are the giants of Australian cinema - both behind the camera and in front of it.


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Critic Reviews for David Stratton: A Cinematic Life

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A Cinematic Life ultimately serves as a comprehensive and absorbing primer on a century of Australian cinema.

May 22, 2017 | Full Review…

A fascinating, educational, lively and fitting portrait of a lovable cinephile.

November 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The best scenes reteam him with Margaret Pomeranz, as they recount highlights from their 28-year on-screen partnership. Their easy chemistry is a reminder of what we've lost.

September 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After spending his career watching, curating and analysing movies, Australia's beloved film critic makes an easy, informative and engaging switch to starring in his own.

May 17, 2017 | Full Review…

As charming, touching, erudite and opinionated as its subject.

March 22, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A who's who of Australian stars and directors have come out to talk about their work while discussing his. Most regard him with respect and affection but there are a couple of naysayers.

March 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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