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There's a Fax from Bruce: Edited Correspondence Between Bruce Beresford & Sue Milliken 1989-1996

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Title: There's a Fax from Bruce: Edited Correspondence Between Bruce Beresford & Sue Milliken 1989-1996
Author: Beresford, Bruce
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Reading like a survival manual for aspiring filmmakers, There’s a Fax from Bruce is a fascinating insight into film making in the 1990s from two of Australia’s most successful film practitioners.

Between 1989 and 1997, Bruce Beresford and Sue Milliken made nine films between them, two of which they made together. And when they weren’t on set, they used the fax machine to stay in touch. As well as taking care of business, the faxes were a commentary – sometimes droll and often wry – on life around them, written to amuse and liberally laced with industry gossip. Sent from Broome and South Africa and beyond, they make a fun, fascinating, informative and ultimately charming read.

'I devoured this correspondence between Sue and Bruce. It has all the humor and metaphors you could wish for in an intimate exchange about the angst of ever getting a film made, anywhere, anytime.' Margaret Pomeranz

‘In touch with each other by fax while they flew all over the world, two brilliant Australians left a sparkling record of how they lived and worked as the film business turned into the international country we know today.' Clive James


AUTHORS
BRUCE BERESFORD is one of Australia’s greatest film directors, who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career. Notable films he has directed include Breaker Morant (1980), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Black Robe (1992), Paradise Road (1997) and Mao’s Last Dancer (2007). His book Josh Hartnett Definitely Wants To Do this – True stories from a life in the screen trade was published in 2007.

SUE MILLIKEN AO is an Australian film producer whose credits include Black Robe (1991) Sirens (1993), Dating the Enemy (1995), Paradise Road (1997), My Brother Jack (2002) and The Redfern Story ( 2014). She is a former Chair of the Australian Film Commission and the recipient of the Australian Film Institute’s Raymond Longford Award. Her book about dogs, Dogs In The City was published in 2012 and her memoir, Selective Memory, in 2013.


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In the 1980s, director Bruce Beresford and producer Sue Milliken were mid-career in a world that welcomed film makers. They worked together on a number of projects, some of which never made it to the first day of filming, and stayed in touch by fax machine. As well as taking care of professional business, the faxes are chock full of industry gossip and news, ruminations on books they had read or films that they had seen. It's a fun, fascinating, informative and ultimately charming read.

Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publication date: 01/06/2016
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781925005660
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping
There's a Fax from Bruce: Edited Correspondence Between Bruce Beresford & Sue Milliken 1989-1996