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In 1952, Joan Fraser, the unrivalled desideratum of every red-hearted man in Sydney's inner west, is invited to the Kremlin. Josef Stalin, attracted by her passionate political correspondence, then smitten by her physical charms, beds her ... and promptly drops dead. When young Joe is born in Balmain nine months later there is some uncertainty about his father, but for Joan, at least there is one certainty - her son is destined for greatness and she will stage-manage his rise. The great curve of history seems set...
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In 1952, Joan Fraser, the unrivalled desideratum of every red-hearted man in Sydney's inner west, is invited to the Kremlin. Josef Stalin, attracted by her passionate political correspondence, then smitten by her physical charms, beds her ... and promptly drops dead. When young Joe is born in Balmain nine months later there is some uncertainty about his father, but for Joan, at least there is one certainty - her son is destined for greatness and she will stage-manage his rise. The great curve of history seems set to frustrate Joan's plans for her son, as Communism's star sets - yet, prison, love and family conspire to recover an apparently lost destiny. A stunning debut from writer/director Peter Duncan, Children of the Revolution is a black comedy of epic proportions, spanning four decades and charting the most momentous event of our generation - the collapse of Communist power. Nominated for nine Australian Film Institute awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress (Judy Davis). The full script, with stills from the film, is presented here with an introduction by Paul Thompson, Head of Film and Television at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780868195032
  • Publisher: Currency Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1997
  • Pages: 97
  • Product dimensions: 5.44 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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