My Brilliant Career (Blu-ray)

Starring: Sam Neill & Judy Davis Director: Gillian Armstrong
My Brilliant Career (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Blue Underground
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Note: Audio commentary with director Gillian Armstrong
    • Interview with director Gillian Armstrong
    • Interview wiht producer Margaret Fink
    • Cannes Film Festival Premiere featuring star Judy Davis, director Gillian Armstrong and producer Margaret Fink
    • The Miles Franklin Story
    • Theatrical trailers
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital EX 6.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 10/06/1979
"MY BRILLIANT CAREER marks the beginning of exactly that for both film's daring, assured, high-spirited Australian director, Gillian Armstrong, and its rambunctious young star [Judy Davis]..."
Entertainment Weekly - 06/03/2005
"Strength. That's what Judy Davis embodies..."
USA Today - 06/10/2005
"It was among the most significant art-house successes of the era..."

Product Description:

The oldest child of a poor Australian ranch family (Judy Davis) has aspirations of artistic greatness. However, she finds that she must choose between her dream and her less-than-perfect love affair with Harry (Sam Neill). Based on the autobiographical novel by Miles Franklin, the film was nominated for best costume design.

Plot Synopsis:

Australian actress Judy Davis's auspicious film debut is the biographical story about a turn-of-the-century woman, born to a life of hardship, who dreams of making a career on her own without benefit of marriage, as an independent author.

Plot Keywords:

Achievers | Australia | Based On A Novel | Love Story | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Romance | Romances | Theatrical Release | True Story | Writers

Production Notes:

  • Film debut for Australian actress Judy Davis.
  • The autobiography "My Brilliant Career" was published in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1901.
  • Additional cast at Possum Gully: Marion Shad (Gertie), Sue Davies (Aurora), Arron Wood (Stanley), Gordon Piper (Barman), and James Moss (Pub Drinker).
  • Additional cast at Caddagat: Bill Charlton (Joe), Suzanne Roylance (Biddy), Zelda Smyth (Ethel), and Bobbie Ward (Mrs. Butler).
  • Additional cast at Five Bob Downs: Amanda Pratt (Blanche Derrick), Dorothy St. Heaps (Mrs. Derrick), Gerry Duggan (Squatter), and Babs McMillan (Miss Benson).
  • Additional cast at The McSwats: Carole Skinner (Mrs. McSwat), Tony Hughes (Peter), Tina Robinson (Lizer), Aaron Corrin (Jimmy), Sharon Crouch (Sarah), Robert Austin (Willie), Mark Spain (Tommy), and Kathleen Percival (Baby).
  • Copyright 1979 Margaret Fink Films Pty. Ltd, Sydney, Australia.

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