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Look Both Ways

Synopsis
Feature film. A man is hit by a train and is killed. The event affects several characters including the train driver, a photographer and a journalist, and causes their lives to intertwine in unexpected ways. In one scene the reporter Andy (Hayes), is assigned the weekly Arts Diary and he is told to cover the press night of a production of Macbeth. Two thirds of the way through he is seen squirming in his seat, listening to the ‘tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow’ speech delivered by a ridiculously hammy actor in Elizabethan costume; he can take no more and rushes out. Andy loves writing ‘hard’ news and cricket and his dislike of Shakespeare symbolises the typical Aussie male.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2005
Duration
100 mins

Credits

Director
Sarah Watt
Producer
Bridget Ikin
Cinematographer
Ray Argall
Screenplay
Sarah Watt
Music
Amanda Brown
Production Design
Rita Zanchetta
Costume
Edie Kurzer
Art Direction
Simon McCutcheon
Cast
Anthony HayesAndy Walker
Justine ClarkeMeryl
Lisa FlanaganAnna
William McInnesNick

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Macbeth
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Awards
Winner of 4 Australian Film Institute Awards - Best Direction, Best Film (Bridget Ikin), Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hayes).
Reviews
Robert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, April 28 2006.

Production Company

Name

Hibiscus Films Pty

Address
Australia

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.com

Web
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