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Cinema Eclectica E05 – Vice and Selfies in the Yabba

This week on Cinema Eclectica we break all the rules and anger the Great Internet Overlord. We also manage to cram in reviews of “Kinetta”, “Bitter Lake”, “Diary of a Lost Girl”, “Greatful Dead”, “Wake in Fright”, and “The Children’s Book of Cinema”. That’s right.

Wake in Fright (1971)

For a long time Wake in Fright (aka Outbreak) was regarded as one of the ‘great lost Australian films’. Although critically celebrated across the board its infamously unsympathetic presentation of Australia, unflinching hunting scenes and poor box office saw it lost to the annals of