Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – The Last New Wave

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It’s Australian New Wave cinema month on The Last New Wave, and what better way to kick it off than with one of the greatest Australian films produced – Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright. Not only is it one of the best films Australia has ever produced, it also is one of the great horror films – providing a scorching assessment of outback Australia.

Andrew is joined by Michael Denniston, the host of War Machine V War Horse, to discuss the film at length.

Listen to the other Australian New Wave episodes below:

Wake in Fright – 1970 – Ted Kotcheff – Guest Michael Denniston
The Man From Hong Kong – 1975 – Brian Trenchard-Smith – Guest Miranda Sadjak
The Man From Hong Kong – Interview with Director Brian Trenchard-Smith
Puberty Blues – 1981 – Bruce Beresford – Guest Bernadette Peirce
Razorback – 1984 – Russell Mulcahy – Guest Simon Sherry

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Andrew has been a film lover all of his life. For a while now he's been talking about how great films are and usually that's been directly to his wife, Bernadette. Now with AB Film Review everyone else in the world can listen to what Andrew has to say to his wife. Bernadette grew up renting videos from a Plains Video. She mostly hired out Cry Baby and wore the tape thin learning the lines to the John Waters classic. After a series of arguments in the car ride home with her husband, Andrew, the two decided to record their arguments and launch them into the world for everyone to listen to.