Samson & Delilah (2009)

Apr 11, 2020 7:09 AM

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Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • David Stratton thought Samson and Delilah was a very confronting film. Why did director and writer Warwick Thornton write such an “incredibly dark film”?
  • The images largely tell the sad love story of the protagonists. Identify the disturbing things depicted in the screened sequences that “white” audiences in particular may find “confronting”. Why might these be considered confronting?
  • Explain the importance of Samson and Delilah as a “game-changer”.