Nicolas Roeg's Walkabout

  • August 11, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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There aren’t too many film makers out there like Nicolas Roeg. I don’t remember which film of Roeg’s I saw first. I do not count The Witches because I was fairly young when I saw it and do not remember much about the film besides the boy who is turned into a mouse. I honestly didn’t know that Roeg directed it until recently or the fact that it was sadly the last film that Jim Henson would work on before his passing. I’ve become a huge fan of Roeg over the years for his very challenging and incredibly poetic films. Thinking while typing on all of Noeg’s films that I have seen I’ve realized that communication plays a central theme in a lot of his films including Walkabout.

 

 

Release Date: July, 1st 1971

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Country: United Kingdom/

Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walkabout is one of those films going into it the first time where the less you know the better (I would avoid the trailer at all cost ). The reason I feel this way is because the film is told through the eyes of the main characters and going in blindly you are sharing their point of view and feelings. Kind of like how the framing of Memento by Christopher Nolan put you in the same boat as the main character. Walkabout is a journey not just for the characters but for the viewer as well. It is a journey that will linger in the back of your mind well after the credits roll.

This Showing will be a little more intimate than Boogie's since it will be held at the Headquarters and space is limited.

Since space is limited I appreciate some notice if possible if you have rsvp'd but are not able to attend the showing. It would allow others to rsvp who might be able to attend.

The Headquarters is in a decent area in the NE so there are many food options. I will be taking orders if any one would like any thing delivered. (Let me know in advance if you are thinking of ordering food.)

A warning for anyone with bad allergies, we do have a cat and dog residing here but the cat spends most of his time outdoors so hopefully his presence won’t be too much of a deterrent.

 

I look forward to seeing you there.

-Damon

 

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  • Damon S.

    I don't know why I thought that Charade was scored by John Barry. Using a few extra brain cells and consulting IMDB just for good measure, I remembered it could have been scored by no other than Mr. Henry Mancini

    August 12, 2013

  • Christopher Lee H.

    Another great film; another fine discussion.

    August 11, 2013

    • Damon S.

      This is a film that has a lot to discuss. Jacinda and I were talking about it for another hour after you both left.

      August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guess what? I'm at Boogies. I guess I'm not going to make it.

    August 11, 2013

    • Damon S.

      I'm sorry you went to the wrong place. Boogies is actually pretty close if you called we could have waited for you.

      August 11, 2013

  • Damon S.

    I want to apologize to Lisa and Daniel for not responding to your comments sooner. It usually takes a few hours for meetup to email me any messages from the site. I send out an email a day before the meet up to everyone that RSVP with my phone number. Feel free to call/text/email me if you need anything. I keep my phone on and near me the day of the meet up for that very purpose.

    August 11, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Gonna be late... the link on meet up was wrong 15 MIN away

    August 11, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    Is this at the corner of 58th and Division?

    August 11, 2013

  • Daniel D.

    wouldn't it be more accurate to rate this as an Australian film? Pretty sure it was filmed there....it certainly deals with Australia, although Jenny Agutter is English.

    August 4, 2013

    • Damon S.

      I think when I put country I'm thinking of what the predominate language that is used in the film.

      August 4, 2013

    • Damon S.

      I am surprised you are able to make it. I thought you said you were visiting your son for the next few weeks. Either way I'm looking forward to seeing you as always and you can finally confirm if my Panny comes from the same family as yours

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Zara

    Wonderful film.

    August 1, 2013

    • Damon S.

      It is always nice seeing you so I'm sad you won't be able to make it. I hope your cat is doing okay.

      1 · August 1, 2013

    • Zara

      Thanks, Damon. Likwise. :)

      August 3, 2013

  • Carl T.

    I saw this one many years ago; liked it but found it very puzzling indeed. Undoubtedly I wasn't in touch with the symbolic levels this film dives into. Perhaps it's a good thing not to be too analytical but just to experience the feelings as they pass over and around. The didgerydoo as background audio is unforgettable!

    August 2, 2013

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