Shine (1996)

Apr 11, 2020 7:23 AM

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Section from David Stratton's Stories of Australian Cinema

Questions to answer

  • Producer Margaret Fink and writer/director, Scott Hicks have persistence in common. Explain.
  • “Sometimes success against the odds is life changing. Shine… is one of those movies.” Stratton’s statement applies to both the international and Australian success of the film as well as the true story it tells about pianist, David Helfgott. Summarise the story of the first-time director Scott Hick’s experience of making Shine.
  • Scott Hicks says that Geoffrey Rush’s Academy Award for acting “represented everything about the struggle to make the film”, Explain what he means by that.