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THE BIG PICTURE, THE FILMS OF CHARLES CHAUVEL

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Directed by John Doggett-Williams

Australia / 2013 / 84 min / DCP /

 

“The Big Picture” details the careers Charles and Elsa Chauvel – known as Australia’s most enduring and successful filmmakers, having made nine feature films between 1926 and 1955. The Chauvels were innovators and pioneers, constantly testing the boundaries of what was possible physically and financially. Featuring in depth interviews as well as fascinating archival material, including rare footage of Charles and Elsa Chauvel, Chips Rafferty and Michael Pate, the film is based on the biography/memoir “The Life and Cinema of Charles Chauvel” by Susanne Chauvel Carlsson, who died in 2013.


 

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