: L&C - Vol 39(4)

Law & Culture - 2014 - Vol 39(4)

Law and CultureIn our Law & Culture column, you will find original works of fiction, reviews of a wide range of publications — not just conventional legal texts — as well as broader cultural forms such as films, TV shows, CDs, DVDs, art exhibitions and so on. The column links in with the Alternative Law Journal’s focus on law for the disadvantaged, human rights law and law reform.

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Jack Irish: Black Tide

Finian McGrath

jack-irish-black-tideDirected by: Jeffrey Walker; Starring: Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Shane Jacobson; Distributor: Roadshow Entertainment, 2012.

‘Lawyer, gambler, debt collector – bloody great nuisance.’ Such a simple summary seems to suffice for those familiar with the literary instalment of Peter Temple’s ‘Black Tide,’ another in the famous ‘Jack Irish’ series. However for those unfamiliar, the ironic complexities of this ‘bloody great nuisance’ may come as a shock. If it is a simple, stereotypical ‘Aussie’ screenplay you are after, then this film is not for you.

(2014) 39(4) AltLJ 282

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