Dirt Music


I’ve been a long time fan of Aussie author, Tim Winton.
My mother introduced me to his work from her book collection.
When I heard another of his stories was heading to the big screen I was genuinely excited, as I was for “Breathe”.
His acclaimed novel provides the vehicle to exploit the stunning landscape of Western Australia for Director Gregor Jordan’s movie adaptation and it didn’t disappoint.
Scottish actress, Kelly McDonald, snared the lead role of Georgie, while US actor, Garrett Hedlund, is her new flame as Lu.
David Wenham’s, Jim is in a loveless relationship with Georgie, while at the same time being a local legendary fisherman.
This love triangle drives the movie forward while tragic events surrounding Lu slowly unfold and are fully revealed by the films end.
It’s a tale of passion and grief and it all plays out in some of the most stunning scenery ever witnessed outside a David Attenborough doco.
All these characters are woven together by loose threads that tighten with each minute.
The soundtrack from George Mason and Julia Stone is perfect for this movie.
The music was put together by the author and muso Lucky Oceans to include Bluegrass, basically anything you could play unplugged on a verandah, hence “Dirt Music”.
Watch out for the usual suspects: Dan Wyllie, Aaron Pedersen and Chris Haywood.
If you love crime, drama, and romance with a uniquely Australian touch then this might be your Spring Escape.