One Summer Again

One Summer Again is a 1985 Australian docudrama miniseries about the painter Tom Roberts and the Heidelberg School art movement.[1] Set in and around the city of Melbourne in the late 19th century, the film traces Roberts' career and his relationships with other members of the Heidelberg School, including Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and Frederick McCubbin. Their artists' camps are recreated in authentic bush settings, which one critic described as having "the soft warmth of a McCubbin painting".[2] Film sets true to the period are contrasted with shots of contemporary Melbourne.

One Summer Again
Based onOriginal idea by Humphrey McQueen
Written byBill Garner
Directed byMark Callan
StarringChris Hallan
Michele Fawdon
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3 x 1 hour
Production
Producer(s)Keith Wilkes
Release
Original networkABC
Original release23 July 1985

The title comes from a letter Conder sent to Roberts, longing for the time they spent painting together at Heidelberg: "Give me one summer again, with yourself and Streeton, the same long evenings, songs, dirty plates, and last pink skies. But these things don't happen, do they? And what's gone is over."[3]

Cast

References

  1. Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p219
    - Contemporary review from Sydney Morning Herald accessed 5 August 2013
  2. Walsh, Geraldine (22 July 1985). "The Heidelberg School has a spell at Brideshead", The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. Heidelberg School, Australia.gov.au. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
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