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Artists Prepare: Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick

Short Film (Full Length) – 1980

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Artists Prepare was a 1980 TV series from the National Film Unit, which featured prominent performance-based artists. This edition follows poets Sam Hunt and Gary McCormick (the "John Travolta of New Zealand poetry") on a tour of  the Nelson region. 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. Ultratight stovepipe jeans, rock star scarves, and scenes in a milk bar and out on the open road in a Valiant evoke a time when 'poetry' and 'heartthrob' could comfortably sit in the same sentence.

Key Cast & Crew

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Steve Gibb

Camera

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Sam Hunt

Subject

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Gary McCormick

Subject

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David Keene

Sound Recordist

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Hugh Macdonald

Producer

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Chris Dillon

Director

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Acknowledgements

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

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