peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2021 07 28 Walkabout

Walkabout (1971)

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Revisiting David Gulpilil's debut. The cinematography is gorgeous, though once people are involved the camera gets unsettlingly pervy. Nicolas Roeg's first feature as director.

Vincent Canby. Roger Ebert at the time (four ineffable stars), as a "great movie" in 1997 (another four stars) and for the Criterion Collection in 1998 (a mild edit of the 1997 review). Craig McGregor (apparently an Australian journalist) wanted something more political and actionable.