The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Fred Schepisi, 1978

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Thomas Keneally, 1972

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is a movie directed by Fred Schepisi in 1978 and based on the book of the same name by Thomas Keneally, first published in 1972. The movie features Tommy Lewis, Freddy Reynolds, Angela Punch McGregor, Ray Barrett, Jack Thompson, Steve Dodd, and others.

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RATING

7.3

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Fred Schepisi, 1978)

7.3

/ 10

Book Cover: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (Thomas Keneally, 1972)

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The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Read by: Bruce Kerr

Storyline

Jimmie Blacksmith, the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father, is raised to adulthood by the Reverend Neville and his wife Martha, hoping their influence will civilize him and provide him with greater opportunities in early twentieth century Australia, but he falls victim to much racist abuse after marrying a white woman, and goes on a killing spree and finds himself on the run in the aftermath.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, the 1978 movie by Fred Schepisi

Year

1978

Minutes

108

Movie Rate

7.30

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Country: Australia

Year: 1978

Length: 1h48m

Cover of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, the 1972 book by Thomas Keneally

Year

1972

Pages

178

Book Rate

7.38

S: Goodreads

Book

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Country: Australia

First published in: 1972

Length: 178 pages

Genre: Fiction

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