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An angel at my table.

Author: Jane CampionBridget IkinJohn MaynardLaura JonesStuart DryburghAll authors
Publisher: New Zealand : Hibiscus Films in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Television New Zealand, the Australian Broadcasting Commission and Channel Four, 1990.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the autobiographies of New Zealand author Janet Frame, this three part mini-series traces the first forty years of Frame's life from her childhood years in the twenties through the incorrect diagnosis of her acute shyness as being a symptom of schizophrenia, which led to eight years of electric shock treatment in a mental institution, to her sojourn in Europe on a literary grant, the film ending with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Drama
Named Person: Janet Frame
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Campion; Bridget Ikin; John Maynard; Laura Jones; Stuart Dryburgh; Kerry Fox; Janet Frame; Television New Zealand.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Australian Broadcasting Commission.; New Zealand Film Commission.; Hibiscus Films.
OCLC Number: 220920371
Notes: Based on the autobiographies of Janet Frame.
Credits: Producer, Bridget Ikin ; director, Jane Campion ; photographer, Stuart Dryburgh ; script, Laura Jones ; co-producer, John Maynard.
Cast: Kerry Fox (adult), Karen Fergusson (adolescent), Alexia Keogh (child).
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (158 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Contents: pt. 1. The island--pt. 2. An angel at my table--pt. 3. The envoy from mirror city.

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Based on the autobiographies of New Zealand author Janet Frame, this three part mini-series traces the first forty years of Frame's life from her childhood years in the twenties through the incorrect diagnosis of her acute shyness as being a symptom of schizophrenia, which led to eight years of electric shock treatment in a mental institution, to her sojourn in Europe on a literary grant, the film ending with Frame's return to New Zealand in 1964. Campion structures the film elliptically but lucidly in a series of short scenes, an approach at its most stricking in the first two parts. The success of the series is in no small measure due to the casting of the three actors as Janet in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

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