Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds
|Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds|
|Directed by||Alex Proyas|
|Produced by||Alex Proyas
|Written by||Alex Proyas|
|Music by||Peter Miller|
|Edited by||Craig Wood|
|Distributed by||MMA Films, Pro-Image|
|Release dates||1989 (copyright 1988)|
|Running time||93 min.|
Influential Australian movie critic David Stratton praised the film as having a "special vision" with brilliant production design but said "the film frustrates because of its lethargy and stiltedness". Stratton's opinion of the music score was that it was "uninspiring" but Rolling Stone magazine called the soundtrack recording "an album of stunning instrumental beauty and exquisite soundscapes" and awarded it 4 stars.
In 1988 the film was nominated for two Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards for Production Design (Sean Callinan and Peter Miller) and for Costume Design (Mathu Anderson and Angela Tonks). It won the Special Prize at the 1990 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.
In 1989 the soundtrack CD was nominated for an Australian Recording Industry Award (ARIA).
- Michael Lake as Felix Crabtree
- Rhys Davis (Melissa Davis) as Betty Crabtree
- Normal Boyd (The Norm) as Smith
- "Australian Productions Top $175 million", Cinema Papers, March 1986 p64
- Peter Miller (Spirits' Composer/ Art Director) website: Spirits page at Scribbletronics
- David Stratton, The Avocado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry, Pan MacMillan, 1990 p74
- Variety, August 1989
- Australian Rolling Stone Issue 434, August 1989
- Australian Film Institute/Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Past Winners 1988
- "Yubari International Fantastic Adventure Film Festival '90". yubarifanta.com.
- Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds at the Internet Movie Database
- Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds at AllMovie
- Archive of selected behind-the-scenes and production images, and other information.
|This science fiction film–related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to an Australian film of the 1980s is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|