There have been many attempts to bring Robyn Davidson's adventure memoir to the big screen. Over the years both Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman have been attached to the lead role. Development on the movie adaptation began before lead actress Mia Wasikowska was even born. See more »
Robyn's trek takes about nine months. But her hair stays the same length, neatly blunt cut, throughout the journey/movie. See more »
Dear sir, I am planning to walk across the Australian desert from Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean. A distance of 2,000 miles. The trip will take six to seven months. There are herds of feral camels roaming freely throughout Central Australia, and my idea was to capture a few and train them to carry my gear.
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The initial credits are shown over original photos from the "Tracks" book and the National Geographic article.The photos, taken by Rick Smolan, show Robyn Davidson during the actual walk. See more »
Tracks follows other films about individuals pushing limits and seeking purpose and adventure. It is tastefully and cleverly executed with talented performance by the lead Mia Wasikowska.
Two short points about this movie.
1) It is exceptional for its ability to draw you into the journey across the desert. Some of the hallucinations etc are tedious but necessary to fill gaps as there are not many characters. The cinematography does the desert and journey justice.
2) In a largely male dominated genre finally a female inspires as the lead character of a adventure story.
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