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The Films of Fred Schepisi

Brian McFarlane


Fred Schepisi is a crucial name associated with the ‘revival’ of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. This book traces the lead-up to Schepisi’s critical successes in feature-filmmaking via his earlier award-winning success as a producer in advertising commercials in the 1960s and the setting up of his own company. A minor biographical element considers Schepisi’s early education in a Catholic seminary, which he drew on in his semi-autobiographical film, The Devil’s Playground, the success of which launched him as an exciting new feature director. The book then charts Schepisi’s develop ... More

Keywords: Film director, Australia, Individuals/communities/conflicts, Adaptation, Visual power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496835352
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian McFarlane, author
Monash University