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Artists Prepare: Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick Short Film (Full Length) – 1980 Arts/Culture

Artists Prepare: Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick

Short Film (Full Length) – 1980 Arts/Culture

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Artists Prepare was an NFU series that featured prominent performance-based artists of the time. The edition follows poets Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick (the "John Travolta of New Zealand poetry") on tour in the Nelson region as they give poetry readings, talk to high school girls, drink whiskey, and muse about poetry and life - while Minstrel, Hunt's dog, lies patiently under bar tables. Ultra-tight stovepipe jeans, rock-star scarves, scenes in a milk bar and out on the open road in a Valiant evoke a time when poetry and heartthrob weren't antonyms.

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ARCHIVES NEW ZEALAND REFERENCE - B5967
Source format – 16mm motion picture film

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