Some questions define our relationship to film culture.
And the greatest and most momentous of these, at least in Oz, is: Are you a Margaret or a David?
No other pairing has made a greater impact in the world of Australian film. And now one half of the dynamic duo is taking a journey through the movies that have had the greatest impact on him.
David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema is a three-part exploration of the history of Australian movie making, through the lens of the films that Stratton loves.
“A nation found its identity through cinema and so did I; this is my journey through the movies that made our nation,” he says of the project.
With the series showing on ABC TV and iView and a feature length film, A Cinematic Life, premiering at Cannes last month — we thought it was high time to see what Mr Stratton has taught you over the years.
David Stratton’s Stories of Australian Cinema is premiering on ABC TV, Tuesday 6 June 2017 at 8:33pm, and will be available on iView.