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Blackrock: The Screenplay

Blackrock: The Screenplay
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Author: Nick Enright
Introduction by: Steve Vidler
Publisher: Currency Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 103
Pub. Date: 197
ISBN-10: 0868195316
ISBN-13: 9780868195315

About the Book:

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

Blackrock is adapted by Nick Enright (a popular Australian playwright who shared an Oscar nomination for co-writing the screenplay for Lorenzo's Oil) from his successful stage plays, A Property of the Clan and Blackrock. This book contains the full script with stills from the film and introductions by Nick Enright and Australian actor-turned-director, Steve Vidler.

Blackrock is a suburb of an Australian industrial coastal city where surfing is a way of life, especially for seventeen year old Jared, who lives with his mother Diane. He is in his second last year at high school, has his first serious girlfriend, Rachel, and his best mate Ricko, a local legend, has arrived back in town after a year 'up north'.

Jared throws a welcome home party for Ricko at the local surf club – the event of the year that gets out of control. The next morning, a fifteen year old local girl, Tracy, is found dead on the rocky beach and the entire community is shocked to learn she was raped and murdered. The national media descends on the town like vultures and Diane, fighting her own fears, battles with Jared's stubborn silence as he refuses to talk about the fateful night. As the police close in, Jared learns of the darker truth behind what happened to Tracy. When you're seventeen, scared and alone, how do you choose between loyalty and truth? Blackrock is an intimate and strongly shaped human drama which examines the social forces behind the impulse to violence in individual lives.

What people say:

"Steve Vidler's gutsy debut feature surfaces as a powerhouse of a movie ... A majestic achievement: honest, emotional and joltingly relevant." — Sundance Film Festival

About the Author:

Nick Enright (1950-2003) was one of Australia's most significant and prolific playwrights, and was a major influence on Australian theatre for over twenty-five years, as a writer, teacher and as an artist. He wrote and adapted over fifty works for theatre, film, television and radio. Among his best-known works was Blackrock, a work that keeps its currency because it's been performed in many high schools. He also wrote for film and television, including co-writing with George Miller the screenplay for Lorenzo's Oil which was nominated for an Oscar and a WGA award.