Rollover Information
About the Series Schedule The Archive Learning Resources The American Collection Home Search Shop
Links + Bibliography The Forum Teacher's Guide Cast + Credits Synopsis Autobiography to Film Russell Baker Essays + Interviews Masterpiece Theatre The Road From Coorain
Autobiography to Film [imagemap with 8 links]

Autobiography to Film

Plot Revealed Below!

In her memoir, Jill Ker Conway describes in elegant detail the workings of Coorain as a sheep-farming enterprise. Perhaps the most critical element of success was a generous supply of water.

Compare and contrast the nuances of Ker Conway's recollections of the quest for water in her book, to Sue Smith's screenplay adaptation, and to the scene as directed by Brendan Maher. How is the character of Bob McLennan, "old Bob," revealed in each medium? What details are created and what are omitted?

"Old Bob drills for water..."
Book | Script | Film

Essays + Interviews | Russell Baker | Autobiography to Film | Synopsis
Cast + Credits | Teacher's Guide | The Forum | Links + Bibliography

Home | About The Series | The American Collection | The Archive
Schedule & Season | Feature Library | eNewsletter | Book Club
Learning Resources | Forum | Search | Shop | Feedback

WGBH Logo PBS logo


Masterpiece is sponsored by: