My Brilliant Career Movie Review 1979

Information and Film Reviews for My Brilliant Career the Movie

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Sybella (Davis) is a poor, headstrong young woman spurns the social expectations of turn-of-the-century Australia and pursues opportunities to broaden her intellect and preserve her independence. This despite the fact that she loves Harry (Neill), a handsome, wealthy farmer. Davis is wonderful as the energetic and charismatic community trendsetter, especially in the scenes transforming her from a tomboy to a "lady." Has an excellent supporting cast. Based on an autobiographical novel by Miles Franklin which has been marvelously transferred to the screen. Armstrong deserves credit for her fine direction.

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Vestron Video, c/o Artisan Home Entertainment, 2700 Colorado Ave., Ste. 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404-5502, Phone: (310)449-9200, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Down Under, Women, War Between the Sexes, Coming of Age, Writers
Screenplay
Eleanor Witcombe
Cast
Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Wendy Hughes, Robert Grubb, Patricia Kennedy, Aileen Britton, Peter Whitford, Alan Hopgood, Julia Blake
Cinematography
Donald McAlpine
Director
Gillian Armstrong
Music
Nathan Waks
Producer
Analysis Film Releasing Corporation

Awards

Australian Film Inst. 1979: Film; British Acad. 1980: Actress (Davis).

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