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Veteran scribe Laura Jones on being dazzled by Helen Garner, screenwriter

22 June 2016 11:16 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

On June 27, Text Classics is publishing two of Helen Garner.s screenplays, for 1986's Two Friends and 1992's The Last Days of Chez Nous, with an afterword by screenwriter Laura Jones (High Tide, The Potrait of a Lady, Brick Lane).

Jones is the recipient of the 2016 Australian Writers' Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, and will be appearing in conversation with Holding the Man's Tommy Murphy at an Awg event in Sydney next week.

Two Friends was directed by Jane Campion and released as a made for television feature in 1986, while The Last Days of Chez Nous was directed by Gillian Armstrong and starred Lisa Harrow, Bruno Ganz and Kerry Fox.

Courtesty of Text, Jones' afterword is reproduced below.

All Those Tears, by Laura Jones

Most of us watch films but don.t read screenplays. They are odd pieces of writing because they only exist in order to become something else. »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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