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Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Commentary, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: The contrast between modern, urban civilization and life in the natural world lies at the heart of Nicolas Roeg's visually dazzling drama Walkabout. In broad outline, the plot might resemble a standard fish-out-of-water tale: two city children become stranded in the Australian outback, and struggle to find their way back to civilization with the help of a friendly aborigine boy. But Roeg and screenwriter Edward Bond are concerned with far more than the average wilderness drama, as a shocking act of violence near the story's beginning makes clear. This is particularly true in regards to the relationship between the white children and the aborigine boy, who ultimately develops a troubled romantic attraction towards the older sister. Obviously intended as a statement on the exploitation of the natural world and native cultures by European civilization, the film nevertheless maintains an evocative vagueness that usually -- but not always -- favors poetry over didacticism. Most importantly, the film's justifiably acclaimed cinematography is likely to sway even those who find fault with the film's narrative and message. The shift between the sterile city images and the truly stunning, beautifully composed Australian landscapes provide the film's single best argument, making the film a vivid and convincing experience.
SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Cannes Film Festival, ...Walkabout ( Walk about )
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One key question that was left unanswered (no visual clue) was why/and indeed how the aborigine ends his life. Was it self-inflicted or did something else/someone else cause his death. Films (ones that do not initially provide all of the answers) always intrigue me and deserve multiple viewings ( at least 6 months apart) to see if you (the viewer) have missed any subtle clues.
No sequel (just some additional footage at the end - personal memory? of Marys at the end). So any answers need to be provide from your own imagination. I have watched the film three times and I personally do not have the definitive answers. My rent the book from the library or download a kindle copy but I am currently unsure of which book/version to read, as there appears to be published books ,multiple titles of the same story with slightly different scenarios i.e. the two children are plane crash survivors (walkabout - James Vance Marshall). I still do not know which came first the film of the book I suspect the book. I need to locate the original publication.
The audio is LPCM 2.0
I would give the picture quality 4 (out of 5)
I would give the sound quality 4 (out of 5)
There are no supplemental features included with this release. In English, with optional English SDH subtitles for the main feature. Region-B "locked".
An incredible young cast of 3 who dominate the film. Jenny Agutter was outstanding.. Very little action but mesmerising. cinematography.This is a film i can watch again and again.