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...

Welcome to issue 72 of our journal

This issue is dedicated to one of the true legends of Australian screen culture, John Flaus, who turned 80 in April this year. The extensive “tribute” dossier that dominates this edition of Senses of Cinema mar...

The John Flaus I Know

This is a story about a 40-year friendship. One I have always valued greatly. Others will write about John Flaus’ significant contribution to film and television culture in Australia in all its dimensions, and ...

For John Flaus

Image: Flaus as the priest in Newsfront (Phillip Noyce, 1978) I met John Flaus on 5 October 1963. I had been in Australia for only a little more than two months, having arrived from England as a £10 Pom. For f...

Flausy

John Flaus was a mentor and inspiration for a number of Swinburne Film School students in the ’70s, many of whom went on to have successful careers in the film and television industry. Because of “Flausy”, Elle...

Reminiscences of John Flaus

My first contact with John would be around 1962-63. I had joined the Workers’ Educational Association Film Study Group in Sydney. Not knowing much about cinema, but wanting to know everything, I thought this...