A Reply From John Flaus

The Flaus Dossier has overwhelmed me – I am at a loss for words. I know that statement will be met with a measure of doubt by many of those who have had dealings with me over the years, but it’s true – almos...

Night People and The Wild One

These two articles were originally published in consecutive issues of Voice: The Australian Independent Monthly, vol. 3, no. 11 and 12, August and September 1954. Written when Flaus was 20, they represent what ...

The Western Myth

Originally published in Sydney University Film Group Bulletin vol. 4, no. 3, Second Term 1966, pp. 61-63. Republished with the permission of the author. The Searchers For most film commentators the only “resp...

The World of Satyajit Ray

Originally published in Masque vol. 1, no. 5, May-June 1968, pp. 14-17. This article appeared within a special film issue of this relatively short-lived but significant dramatic and performing arts magazine. Th...

The Killers

Originally published in Sydney University Film Group Bulletin no. 50, First Term 1970, pp. 6-7. Republished with the permission of the author. Audiences who try to “read” rather than “see” films, who are more ...

Melville: Le SamouraĂŻ

Originally published in Cinema Papers no. 1, January 1974, pp. 56-7. Republished with the permission of the author. “There is no greater solitude than that of the Samurai, unless it be that of the tiger in the...

There’s Always Tomorrow

Originally published in Annotations on Film, ed. Michael Koller, Melbourne Cinémathèque, Melbourne, 1990, p. 53. Republished with the permission of the author and the Melbourne Cinémathèque. The most penetrati...

In the Mind’s Eye

These articles were originally published in Paul Winkler: Films 1964-94 , Museum of Contemporary Art and Paul Winkler, Sydney, 1995, pp. 9-11 and 24. Republished with the permission of the author and the Museum...

The Big Heat

Originally published in CTEQ: Annotations on Film no. 2, 1996, pp. 7-9. It appears here with minor corrections. Republished with the permission of the author and the Melbourne Cinémathèque. When a police offic...