Al Clark has been involved in the production of twenty or more films including, since 1990 when he relocated to Australia from Britain, films by among others George Ogilvie, Stephan Elliott, Andrew Dominik and Anna Kokkinos. He won the AFI's Longford Lyell Award in 2013.
His biggest hit was the musical The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. That film won the following awards. Festival de Cannes - Grand Prix du Publique; San Francisco International Film Festival - Starbucks Award, Most Popular Film; Seattle Film Festival - Golden Space Needle Award, Most Popular Film. The film also won the EDI Award for Highest Grossing Limited Release Film in the US in 1994. Nominations included Golden Globes - Best Picture, Musical or Comedy, BAFTA - Best Film and AFI - Best Film.
Now Al has written a memoir. Here's the blurb from the cover: Time Flies is an idiosyncratic memoir with a distinctive voice and a sense of the absurd: a wistful, reflective, sometimes comic view of a childhood in a remote mining village in Southern Spain, the dislocating shock of a Scottish boarding school education, and a remarkable introduction to working life in London at Time Out then at Virgin, both at the peak of their maverick self-confidence. A tireless spokesman for the company, and an improbable mouthpiece for the Sex Pistols at the time of their greatest fame and vilification, he later went on to produce numerous notable films, several classics among them.
“A significant Australian filmmaker, Al Clark is also a superb writer and humorist, as this first volume of memoirs attests. A joyful experience.” Phillip Adams
“An extraordinary life, observed with humour and fascinating tales of celebrities in the music and movie worlds.” Bruce Beresford
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