The Magic Puddings

The Magic Pudding Award is named after Australian author and painter Norman Lindsay's story of the same name.

The Pudding is special, an inexhaustible feast.

"That's where the Magic comes in," explained Bill. "The more you eats the more you gets. Cut-an'-come again is his name, an' cut, an' come again, is his nature. Me an' Sam has been eatin' away at this Puddin' for years, and there's not a mark on him."

A good film's a bit like the magic pudding. You can watch it, put it away, then get it out and watch it again. Sometimes it might seem better, sometimes it might seem worse for wear, sometimes it'll feel familiar, sometimes it'll seem different, but it'll always offer something more.

Films and puddings like this are hard to find, but they can be found, even in Australia …

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Warners, who used Roadshow Distributors to handle the domestic release, put out a press sheet with this synopsis: It is 1965 in rural Australia. Danny Embling (whom we first met in “The Year My Voice Broke”) is now in Form 5 at St. Alban’s College, a boys’ boarding school. ... read more

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The original Thorn EMI VHS release pitched on the front of the slick “For both of them, life had become a habit - until they met”, and “An acclaimed award-winning team of artists com... read more

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The original VHS release went with “When Going Back is the Best Way Forward” and a couple of quotes on the front cover: “The best acted, best written, best directed and most satisfy... read more

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The original Village Roadshow domestic release showed the trio of Sam Neill, Zoe Carides and John Clarke on the front cover, with the line “Carl’s about to stand on his own two feet. One f... read more

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The Australian VHS release led off with “Winner of 8 awards Venice Film Festival including Jury Prize Best Film 1990 ... Sydney Film Festival” and a quote from the Melbourne Herald: &ldquo... read more

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The original Australian VHS release had a flurry of quotes on the front of the slick: “Savagely funny. A great film” - David Edelstein, New York Post, “Spectacular, Sweetie is an ori... read more

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The original First Release VHS slick lead off with “When imagination merges with reality Fantasty becomes a dangerous game …!" on the front, and on the rear a couple of quotes: “A ... read more

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A drama documentary centred on Tom Kruse, a real life outback mailman who each fortnight in the nineteen fifties drives through the desert in an old truck to deliver supplies and mail to the isolated ... read more

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1901, Pietersburg, Transvaal. Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant (Edward Woodward) and two other officers of the Bushveldt Carbineers, Lt. Peter Handcock (Bryan Brown), and Lt. George Whitton (Lewis Fitz-Ge... read more

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When the NFSA originally released a short version on VHS, the front of the slick pitched the show as “Syd Nicholls’ Fatty Finn cartoon creations brought to life for the silent screen,&rdqu... read more

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