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Australian Genre Cinema: ‘Wake In Fright’ and ‘Snowtown Murders’ with Director Justin Kurzel

Sound on Sight Podcast #310

Ricky D had the pleasure of interviewing the director and co-writer of Snowtown (or The Snowtown Murders, as it’s now known in North America), Justin Kurzel, who happened to mention that 1971’s Wake In Fright as a standout Australian cult movie – so we thought, why not finally take it on? Along with the interview and our review of Ted Kotcheff’s offbeat classic, take a listen back to our review from late last year of The Snowtown Murders.


Wake In Fright Extended Trailer

Nick Cave – “Shoot Me Down”

The Greenhornes – “Shame And Misery”




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The Sound On Sight podcast was launched in late 2007 from the ashes of a radio show titled, The Naked Lunch, a show which aired on CJLO, 1690 AM in Montreal. Our podcast is marketed principally towards students and genre enthusiasts, and typically features in-depth discussion and debate on contemporary film. Throughout the years, the podcast has been nominated one of the best film shows world wide by several outlets including, MovieMaker Magazine.


  1. Adam Farrington-Williams

    ‘Picnic from Hanging Rock’ is actually a Peter Weir film (Australian director). That one is an Australian film. Beautiful cinematography. One of the dullest films ever.

    Meanwhile, we do have a drinking culture in this country.

  2. You should review Ghosts… of the Civil Dead in a show with Alan Clarke’s Scum.

    Would make a great double bill as they are very similar and equally brutal films.

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