Willesee at Seven: On the set of The Man from Snowy River

Title:
Willesee at Seven: On the set of The Man from Snowy River
NFSA ID:
655422
Year:
1981
Category:
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This behind-the-scenes footage on the set of The Man From Snowy River aired on Willesee at Seven and includes interviews with director George Miller and actors Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson and Jack Thompson.

While it was an unusual choice to film the individual interviews with Douglas, Miller, Burlinson and Thompson in extreme close-up, it has the effect of focusing our attention on their words. It also gets around one of the problems of filming on a movie set amidst a lot of activity by eliminating background distractions.

The crew have succeeded in capturing some engaging soundbites about the production and how each person feels it is developing. The cutaways to camera, sound crews and direction provide a fascinating insight into how a film is created as well as providing useful promotional footage for the film itself. It's roughly put together but very engaging.