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Bad Boy Bubby: The Scrceenplay

Bad Boy Bubby: The Scrceenplay
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Author: Rolf De Heer
Introduction by: Peter Malone
Publisher: Currency Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 96
Pub. Date: 1995
ISBN-10: 0868194263
ISBN-13: 9780868194264

About the Screenplay:

HARD TO FIND BOOK, only a very limited number of copies are still available.

Winner of countless awards including the coveted Special Grand Jury Prize and the International Film Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, Bad Boy Bubby is a 1994 Australian-Italian black comedy drama film written and directed by Rolf de Heer. It stars Nicholas Hope and Carmel Johnson. This book contains the full script with stills from the film and introductions by Peter Malone, a member of the Venice Jury, and the film's writer and director Rolf de Heer.

A powerful and disturbing story, the cult film Bad Boy Bubby follows 35-year-old Buddy's escape from the subterranean depths of a brutalizing and hermetic childhood into a bizarre journey of discovery that at times seems more brutal and damaged than the hell hole from which he has emerged. Despite encountering persecution in equal measure to guardianship and encouragement, Buddy the fool – the idiot savant – eventually finds his way to redemptive love, encountering along the way many of the joys and ills of the modern-day human condition.

Interestingly, the story's genesis was in the challenges of no-budget filmmaking. Rolf de Heer wrote Bad Boy Bubby over ten years, during which he actually made three other feature films. When he began the project, he thought he would have to make the film with his own money for practically nothing, shooting at weekends over a long period of time with many different crews. So he decided he would shoot the first third in one room and from then on it would be as though the lead was seeing everything for the first time. Thus Bad Boy Bubby was born. In the end the film did attract financing and the film made for less than one million Australian dollars.

What people say:

"One of the finest and most original of all Australian films that I’ve seen … wonderfully witty … an extraordinary film." — SBS Movie Show

"A cult classic in the making." — Independent on Sunday

"The kind of movie experience no one forgets." — The Times

"Unmissable … an outrageously bizarre shock-comedy." — Premiere

About the Screenwriter:

Rolf de Heer is a Dutch Australian film director. Born in Heemskerk in the Netherlands, he migrated to Sydney with his family when he was eight years old. He worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation for seven years, before attending the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He has directed (and mostly also written and produced) fourteen feature films, generally low budget, which have received substantial international recognition.