Autobiography to Film
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..."
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