Australian Genre Cinema: ‘Wake In Fright’ and ‘Snowtown Murders’ with Director Justin Kurzel

Sound on Sight Podcast #310

Ricky D had the pleasure of interviewing the director and co-writer of Snowtown (or The Snowtown Murders, as it’s now known in North America), Justin Kurzel, who happened to mention that 1971′s Wake In Fright as a standout Australian cult movie – so we thought, why not finally take it on? Along with the interview and our review of Ted Kotcheff’s offbeat classic, take a listen back to our review from late last year of The Snowtown Murders.

Playlist

Wake In Fright Extended Trailer

Nick Cave – “Shoot Me Down”

The Greenhornes – “Shame And Misery”

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The Sound On Sight podcast was launched in late 2007 from the ashes of a radio show titled, The Naked Lunch, a show which aired on CJLO, 1690 AM in Montreal. Our podcast is marketed principally towards students and genre enthusiasts, and typically features in-depth discussion and debate on contemporary film. Throughout the years, the podcast has been nominated one of the best film shows world wide by several outlets including, MovieMaker Magazine.

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2 Responses to Australian Genre Cinema: ‘Wake In Fright’ and ‘Snowtown Murders’ with Director Justin Kurzel

  1. Adam Farrington-Williams March 28, 2012 at 8:52 am

    ‘Picnic from Hanging Rock’ is actually a Peter Weir film (Australian director). That one is an Australian film. Beautiful cinematography. One of the dullest films ever.

    Meanwhile, we do have a drinking culture in this country.

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  2. Ren March 9, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    You should review Ghosts… of the Civil Dead in a show with Alan Clarke’s Scum.

    Would make a great double bill as they are very similar and equally brutal films.

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