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Rip Van Winkle
Directed by "W. J. Lincoln
Produced by "William Gibson
"Millard Johnson
"John Tait
"Nevin Tait
Based on stage adaptation by "Joseph Jefferson and "Dion Boucicault
of story by "Washington Irving
Starring Arthur Styan
Cinematography "Orrie Perry
Production
company
Distributed by Tait's Pictures
Release date
6 April 1912 (Melbourne)[1]
Country Australia
Language "Silent film
English intertitles

Rip Van Winkle is a 1912 Australian feature-length film directed by "W. J. Lincoln about "Rip Van Winkle.[2] It was arguably Australia's first fantasy film.[3]

It is considered a "lost film.

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Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was made in the wake of a successful Australian season of "Joseph Jefferson and "Dion Boucicault's theatre adaptation of "Washington Irving's story.[5]

One reviewer said that star Arthur Styan "has figured in several of the previous productions of the Amalgamated Pictures Ltd., and who makes quite a success of this."[6]

Reception[edit]

The film appears not to have been widely released. The Bendigo Advertiser said that "the famous story is most effectively explained in the picture production."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mary Bateman, 'W. J. Lincoln', Cinema Papers, June–July 1980 p 214
  2. ^ "St. Kilda Theatre". "The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 20 April 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Rip Van Wikle at "AustLit
  4. ^ "St. Kilda Theatre". "The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 20 April 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p34
  6. ^ "St. Kilda Theatre". "The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 20 April 1912. p. 5. Retrieved 1 July 2015. 
  7. ^ "MASONIC HALL". "Bendigo Advertiser. Vic.: National Library of Australia. 1 May 1912. p. 7. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 

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