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Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy (1990)

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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

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Marcia Langton ...
Daughter
Agnes Hardwick ...
Old Mother
Jimmy Little ...
Singer
Alkira Fitzgerald ...
Young Daughter
Elizabeth Gentle ...
Young Mother
Liam Wridgeway ...
Boy
Shaun Saunders ...
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A middle aged Aboriginal woman nurses her dying old white mother till the mother dies.

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This picture was one of fifty Australian films selected for preservation as part of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia's Kodak / Atlab Cinema Collection Restoration Project. See more »

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Royal Telephone
Performed by Jimmy Little
Courtesy of Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Arranged by H. Connors, R. Henry, and J. Ross
Courtesy of Belinda Music
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Sound on a Set creates surreal and haunting atmosphere
31 March 1999 | by (Ambler, PA) – See all my reviews

An aboriginal girl's plight (and burden) to take care of her ailing and almost incapacitated mother. The elements to create a realistic haunting atmosphere include a wide array of symbolic soundscapes matched with an entirely studio-based setting, decorated with surreal and horrifying blues and oranges.

The film was used in my "filmmaking" class (@ TEMPLE UNIVERSITY) to illustrate sound editing and how it can change the entire makeup of a film, defining its tone and meaning.

A great example indeed.


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