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Works: 97 works in 300 publications in 6 languages and 10,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Art  Legends 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Commentator, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gulpilil
Publications by Gulpilil
Most widely held works by Gulpilil
Rabbit-proof fence by Phillip Noyce( visu )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,412 libraries worldwide
In the 1930's in outback Australia, three young Aboriginal girls are snatched from their mothers' arms in Jigalong, Western Australia and sent to a remote settlement at Moore River. Distanced from their mothers and forced to adapt to a strange new world, the girls attempt the impossible and embark on a daring escape. What ensues is an epic journey which tests the girls will to survive and their hope of finding the rabbit-proof fence to guide them home
Australia by Baz Luhrmann( visu )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,155 libraries worldwide
In northern Australia at the beginning of World War II, an English aristocrat inherits a cattle station the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-hewn stock-man to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land, only to still face the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by the Japanese forces that had attacked Pearl Harbor only months earlier
Walkabout by Nicolas Roeg( visu )
43 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,783 libraries worldwide
Stranded in the Australian desert, an English girl and her small brother are rescued by an aborigine boy who has journeyed into the outback on his "walkabout"--A tribal initiation into manhood. This is the original director's cut
Crocodile Dundee by Peter Faiman( visu )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and German and held by 748 libraries worldwide
A free spirited Australian who hunts crocodiles with his bare hands, stares down giant water buffaloes, and drinks mere mortals under the table, faces the ultimate torture test--a trip to New York City
Ten canoes ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Australian languages and held by 679 libraries worldwide
"A parable of forbidden love from Australia's mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, Ten Canoes is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and timeless tale for all people and all cultures." --DVD Container
The last wave by Peter Weir( visu )
21 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 672 libraries worldwide
The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization
The tracker ( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 463 libraries worldwide
The tracker: An Aborigine tracker is teamed with three mounted policemen to search for a fugitive suspected of murdering a white woman. A study in archetypes and stereotypes, as each individual moves closer to their own primal emotions and instincts as they move further into the outback. When the searchers come into contact with the native peoples of the wilderness, their urges find new and brutal outlets
Storm boy by Henri Safron( visu )
20 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and French and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Storm Boy lives with his recluse father on South Australia's lonely and beautiful coast. Here his free spirit roams with his pet pelican Mr. Percival and his secret Aboriginal friend Fingerbone Bill. He knows no other world. Suddenly there are intruders, the local school teacher who wants him to take lessons, a resentful wildlife ranger, duck shooters... Storm Boy, growing up is forced to choose between a life of continued isolation and the challenges of the outside world
Mad Dog Morgan ( visu )
14 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the story of Dan Morgan, an adventurer whose exploits during the Australian gold rush caused him to become a wanted outlaw and the object of a manhunt
Gulpilil's Stories of the dreamtime by Gulpilil( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Crocodile Dundee Crocodile Dundee II ; Crododile Dundee in Los Angeles ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Three films with the hero from the land Down Under. In the first film, Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is a free spirited crocodile hunting Australian who follows a beautiful reporter to New York and shakes the Big Apple to its core. In Crocodile Dundee II, Dundee and his girfriend, the reporter are targeted by a gang of ruthless drug dealers. To even the odds, Dundee leads the big-city hoods into the treacherous Australian outback. In Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, Dundee suspects foul play at a movie studio and uses his Outback smarts to bring the bad guys to justice
The birirrk : our ancestors of the dreaming by Gulpilil( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The Great Barrier Reef ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Come explore Australia's 1,200-mile natural phenomenon. Share an aquatic environment with sharks, sea plants, and nearly 10,000 species, all engaged in the harsh reality of an eat-or-be-eaten existence
Gulpilil one red blood ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Gulpilil VHS PAL 56min rated PG
Dead heart ( visu )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A local lawman tries to reconcile the aboriginal tradition requiring revenge for murder vs. Australian law
Tales tall and true by Reg Cribb( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
The Haunting of Daniel Gartrell is a comedic thriller where Edgar Allen-Poe meets Banjo Paterson; Gulpilil Is a one man show about the life of, and starring, indigenous performer, David Gulpilil; The Chatroom explores the impact of our changing world on relationships; Ruby's Last Dollar is the story of a woman who would risk everything
Aboriginal dance ( visu )
3 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Two programs which show a number of traditional Aboriginal dances. In the first Gulpilil dances Emu, Kangaroo, and Fish. In the second Aboriginal people from Cape York Peninsula dance The creation of the dove, crow, and gecko lizard; Muipaka, the penalty for adultery is death; Orpul and Ningkushun, the fairy girl created the freshwater shark; Pikuwa and Kena, the freshwater and saltwater crocodiles fight; and Pinapepe, the courting and mating of the curlew
Crocodile dreaming ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
A modern day supernatural myth about two estranged brothers. Separated at birth, they have different fathers. One is readily accepted as a fully-fledged member of the tribe and is looked on to fulfil the duties of jungaiy, an important ceremonial role which obliges him to be caretaker for his mother's dreaming, the crocodile totem. The other, whose father was white, is younger and has had to struggle to fit into the tribe who see him only as a yella fella
Satellite boy ( visu )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Just outside the town of Wyndham, in the northern Kimberley region of Western Australia, young Pete lives with his grandfather in an old abandoned outdoor cinema in the desert. When the old drive-in is threatened with demolition, ten year old Pete takes off to the city with his best mate Kalmain, to save his home. But the boys get lost in the Australian outback. Starving and thirsty, Pete has to remember some of the old bush skills his grandfather taught him to survive. Finally Pete and Kalmain reach the city, they save the old cinema and return home as heroes
The Morning star painter ( visu )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Aboriginal painter, Jack Wunuwun demonstrates the art of bark painting. Jack and his family live on a remote outstation in Arnhem Land. Shows the women on the station collecting roots to make the colours for the paintings, and pandanus leaves to weave the colourful baskets and bags, whilst the men learn to paint
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Alternative Names
Dalaithngu, David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril 1953-
Gulpilil 1953-....
Gulpilil, David
Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, David 1953-
Gumpilil, David
Gumpilil, David, 1953-
Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu, David Gulpilil 1953-
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