"NEW CHALLENGES FOR DOCUMENTARY" second edition (DOC 243.0 kb)
A transcript of this extended interview conducted by Tracey Spring, which covers many aspects of Dennis O'Rourke's filmmaking, including an extensive discussion of Land Mines – A Love Story.
This interview originally appeared as a chapter in NEW CHALLENGES FOR DOCUMENTARY – SECOND EDITION, Alan Rosenthal and John Corner, editors, published by Manchester University Press, 2005. ISBN 0 7190 6899 7
Author: interviewer, Tracey Spring. Alan Rosenthal and John Corner, editors (2005)
The script of Land Mines - A Love Story (PDF 1.7 Mb)
The full post production script of the 73-minute version of Land Mines - A Love Story, including all dialogue and subtitles.
Author: Dennis O'Rourke, Nasiba Akram (2005)
A TOWN LIKE CUNNAMULLA (DOC 34.5 kb)
A review and commentary on the film.
Author: Kirsten Krauth (2001)
DENNIS O'ROURKE INTERVIEWED BY RUTH CULLEN (PDF 15.8 kb)
Published in POV Magazine (Canada)
Author: Ruth Cullen (2001)
If any man come to the gates of poetry without the madness of the Muses, persuaded that skill alone will make him a good poet, then shall he and his works of sanity with him be brought to nought by the poetry of madness....
From: Third Take - Australian Filmmakers Talk
edited by Raffaele Caputo & Geoff Burton
Allen & Unwin - Sydney - 2002 - ISBN 1 86508 507 3
(originally published in Metro Magazine)
Author: Martha Ansara (2001)
REVIEW OF CUNNAMULLA ON TRIPLE J RADIO (DOC 29.0 kb)
The kind of review that makes you smile!
Author: Megan Spencer (2000)
On the Making of "Cannibal Tours" (PDF 169.0 kb)
To explain my film making process is a bit like a cat chasing its tail; in any case, I confess that how I actually make my films is a complete mystery to me. I can sit with you, looking at a film which has my name on it and gaze in wonderment at what is transpiring on the screen; but I certainly will not think the author is exactly the same person who is me, watching that film.
Author: Dennis O'Rourke (1999)
I want to place on record something of my credo for film making: always, for it to work, the filming process must be an ordeal of contact with the perceived reality - I must place myself within the flux of what I'm attempting to film - in order to discover the 'authenticity' of people and places and to fix my emotional perspective within a social and political process which is not academic...
From: The Filmmaker and the Prostitute - Dennis O'Rourke's "The Good Woman of Bangkok"
edited by Chris Berry, Annette Hamilton and Laleen Jayamanne
Power Publications - Sydney - 1997 - ISBN 0 909952 28 0
Author: Dennis O'Rourke (1996)
Documentary Fictions: Biography, Truth and Moral Lies (PDF 97.8 kb)
A speech given at the National Library of Australia's "Documenting a Life" Seminar on 26 October 1996.
Author: Dennis O'Rourke (1996)
Documenting A Life seminar at National Library of Australia (PDF 120.4 kb)
Description of the seminar, held in Canberra on 26 October 1996, which included the presentation of Dennis O'Rourke's speech "Documentary Fictions: Biography, Truth and Moral Lies".
Author: National Library of Australia (1996)