Dingo (film)

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Dingo
Dingo (film).jpg
Directed by Rolf de Heer
Produced by Rolf de Heer
Giorgio Draskovic
Marie-Pascale Osterrieth
Marc Rosenberg
Written by Marc Rosenberg
Starring Colin Friels
Miles Davis
Onzy Matthews
Music by Miles Davis
Michel Legrand
Cinematography Denis Lenoir
Edited by Suresh Ayyar
Production
company
Distributed by Greycat Films
Umbrella Entertainment
Release dates 31 January 1992
Running time 109 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$5 million[1]

Dingo is a 1991 Australian film directed by Rolf de Heer and written by Marc Rosenberg. It traces the pilgrimage of John Anderson (played by Colin Friels), an average guy with a passion for jazz, from his home in outback Western Australia to the jazz clubs of Paris, to meet his idol, jazz trumpeter Billy Cross (played by legendary trumpeter Miles Davis). In the film's opening sequence, Davis and his band unexpectedly land on a remote airstrip in the Australian outback and proceed to perform for the stunned locals. The performance was one of Davis' last on film.

Production[edit]

The movie was filmed in Meekatharra, Perth, and Sandstone, Western Australia, as well as Paris, France.[2]

Music[edit]

Davis, who plays the role of Cross, provided the film's soundtrack in cooperation with Michel Legrand.

Box office[edit]

Dingo grossed $132,500 at the box office in Australia.[3]

Home Media[edit]

Dingo was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in July 2005. The DVD is compatible with all region codes and includes special features such as a new 5.1 channel soundtrack, trailers, and an image gallery.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Young, "Dingo", Australian Film 1978-1992, Oxford Uni Press, 1993 p337
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104109/locations?ref_=ttco_sa_5
  3. ^ Film Victoria - Australian Films at the Australian Box Office
  4. ^ "Umbrella Entertainment". Retrieved 6 May 2013. 

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