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: November 23, 2009
- 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
- Dolby Digital EX 6.1 - English
- Subtitles - French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Judy Davis, Sam Neill & Wendy Hughes|
|Performer:||Robert Grubb, Max Cullen & Peter Whitford|
|Directed by||Gillian Armstrong|
|Edited by||Nicholas Beauman|
|Produced by||Margaret Fink|
|Director of Photography:||Donald McAlpine|
My Brilliant Career marks the beginning of exactly that for both the film's daring, assured, high-spirited Australian director, Gillian Armstrong, and its rambunctious young star.
New York Times
The action and sentiments are familiar to the point of cliche, and there isn't much life in Gillian Armstrong's academic direction. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- The mise-en-scene is well composed, and the story is well told in this wonderful Australian work. Full Review
Strength. That's what Judy Davis embodies...
It's hard to imagine a film filled with more quiet integrity, intelligent passion, realistic drama and genuine entertainment than Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Armstrong's subsequent sojourn in Hollywood never yielded a film as engaging and passionately felt as this, her brilliant feature debut. Full Review
The continent is distant, the backdrop strange but, as American women will deduce, the problems are very familiar. Full Review
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.
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.
Romance | True Story | Love Story | Personal Triumph | Recommended | Achievers | Theatrical Release | Writers | Romances | Australia | Based On A Novel
- 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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