Review : "Everynight...Everynight" -- Alkinos Tsilimidos

Goldsmith, Ben (2010) Review : "Everynight...Everynight" -- Alkinos Tsilimidos. In Goldsmith, B. & Lealand, G. (Eds.) Directory of World Cinema, Volume 3 : Australia and New Zealand. Intellect Ltd, Bristol, pp. 139-141.

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Abstract

Synopsis and review of the Australian prison film Everynight...Everynight (Alkinos Tsilimidos, 1994). Includes cast and credits.

An opening title states that Everynight… Everynight is a true story, but due to “legal implications”, the characters have been fictionalised. Another title dedicates the film to the memory of Christopher Dale Flannery, an infamous underworld figure known as ‘Mr Rent-a-Kill’ who spent time in H Division in the 1970s and 1980s. Originally from Melbourne, Flannery was a major figure in the Sydney ‘gang wars’ of 1984-85, dramatised in the television series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities (2009). He disappeared in mid-1985; there are several conflicting stories about his fate. The character of Bryant appears to have been based on Stan Taylor who had spent time in H Division with Flannery. Taylor was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole in 1988 for the 1986 bombing of police headquarters in Melbourne...

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ID Code: 61942
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: a chapter in the section titled "Prison" of this book
Keywords: Australian cinema, Australian film, genre, Prison films, Imprisonment
ISSN: 9781841503738
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Intellect Ltd.
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2013 23:12
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2013 08:47

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