My brilliant career
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"For her award-winning breakthrough film, director Gillian Armstrong drew on teenage author Miles Franklin's novel, a celebrated turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australian coming-of-age story, to brashly upend the conventions of period romance. Headstrong young Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis, in a star-making performance) bemoans her stifling life in the backcountry where her writerly ambitions receive little encouragement, and craves independence over all else. When a handsome landowner (Sam Neill), disarmed by her unruly charms, begins to court her, Sybylla must decide whether she can reconcile the prospect of marriage with the illustrious life's work she imagines for herself. Suffused with generous humor and a youthful appetite for experience, My Brilliant Career is a luminous portrait of an ardently free spirit"--Container.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 973.
The Criterion collection
The Criterion collection ; 973
Australia -- Rural conditions -- Drama.
Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954 -- Film adaptations.
Love -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Romance films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Armstrong, Gillian, 1950- film director.
Beauman, Nicholas, editor of moving image work.
Britton, Aileen, 1916-1986, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Cullen, Max, 1940- actor.
Davis, Judy, 1956- actor.
Fink, Margaret, film producer.
Greater Union Organisation. Film Distributors.
Grubb, Robert, 1950- actor.
Hughes, Wendy, 1952-2014, actor.
Kennedy, Patricia, 1917-2012, actor.
Margaret Fink Films Pty. Ltd., production company.
McAlpine, Donald M., director of photography.
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Franklin, Miles, 1879-1954. My brilliant career.
Neill, Sam, actor.
New South Wales Film Corporation, presenter.
Whitford, Peter, 1939- actor.
Witcombe, Eleanor, screenwriter.
Uniform Title:
My brilliant career (Motion picture).
Director-approved DVD special edition.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 folded insert (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
4 3/4 in.
Dolby Digital
video file
DVD video
region 1
Target Audience Note:
Other Title:
One hundred a day.
Based on the novel by Miles Franklin.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1979.
Wide screen (1.85:1).
Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, approved by director Gilliam Armstrong; Audio commentary from 2009 featuring Armstrong; New interview with Armstrong; Interview from 1980 with actor Judy Davis; New interview with production designer Luciana Arrighi; One Hundred a Day (1973), a student short film by Armstrong; Trailer; On insert, an essay by critic Carrie Rickey.
Director of photography, Don McAlpine ; editor, Nicholas Beauman ; music director, Nathan Waks.
Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Max Cullen, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Patricia Kennedy.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital mono.
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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Link to PAC
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