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Newsfront (1978)

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In post war Australia the men and women of Cinetone struggle to produce the weekly news reels for the movie going public.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Len Maguire
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Amy Mackenzie
Gerard Kennedy ...
Frank Maguire
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Chris Hewitt
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Charlie
Don Crosby ...
A.G. Marwood
Angela Punch McGregor ...
Fay (as Angela Punch)
John Clayton ...
Cliff
John Dease ...
Ken
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Geoff
Lorna Lesley ...
Ellie
Mark Holden ...
Len's new assistant
Drew Forsythe ...
Bruce
Tony Barry ...
Greasy
Alexander Archdale ...
Sir Charles
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Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. Written by David Spalding <dspalding@korova.com>

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They covered the action and shared the excitement. See more »

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29 July 1978 (Australia)  »

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Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Much of the newsreel footage seen in the film is real, including the footage seen early on in which the cameraman was filming the Japanese sniper who killed him. See more »

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References ...And God Created Woman (1956) See more »

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A finely crafted little film
10 February 2001 | by (Framingham, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

This finely crafted little film from Australia has a freshness and spontaneity lacking in most major productions, and because it is so fresh and spontaneous, and because the actors are not known in the States (except for Bryan Brown, who has since made a name for himself) nothing is predictable. The backdrop of the newsreel industry, and the men and women dedicated to their careers is slightly reminiscent of some of those Warner Brothers pictures of the early 30's where everything happened in the pressroom or the police station or the hospital, the job itself structuring the plot and moving the characters' development forward. A thoroughly different and enjoyable film.


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