A Thousand Steps From The Farm To The Blue Black Highway A Journey Away From A Paddock Of Sticks.In The Sequel To His Highly Acclaimed First Memoir Stillways , Steve Bisley Lands Smack Dab In The Middle Of Sydney It S 1967 High Waisted Bell Bottom Pants, Paisley Body Shirts, Velvet Jackets, Platform Shoes And A Lust For Everything Life Has To Offer Him And It Offers Him A Lot Till The Day He Auditions For The Acting Course At The National Institute Of Dramatic Art And To His Dismay Is Accepted, Along With Fellow Classmates, Judy Davis And Mel Gibson Three Years Later, On Their Graduation Day, Mel And Steve Are Cast In A Film That Will Change Their Lives Forever The Iconic Australian Cult Film Mad Max.In This Sensory And Poetic Memoir, Actor Steve Bisley Reflects On Loving, Losing, Wrecking And Running The Bridges Burned In The Decades Since Hitchhiking Away From The Small Family Farm On The Central Coast Of NSW In The 1960s. Had this weird feeling I had already read this but then I realised that a substantial portion, well the entertaining bits, had formed the major part of the promotional interview I had heard on the radio Not as strong as the first volume, in my view, not as lyrical Or maybe there was just less about his sex life in the first, and muc
I loved this, practically inhaled it Steve Bisley is a wordsmith There is so much honesty, humour emotion in the stories he tells I expected anecdotes about his acting life and although I would have enjoyed them I was surprised but captivated by the stories he does tell in this memoir Brilliant Bisley can write beautifully and he s generally a really engaging storyteller He s a bit of an old sexist dinosaur in many ways some of this reads a bit Alvin Purple Those expecting revelations from the set of Mad Max will be disappointed he describes the casting process, but that s about it He s fantastic on his childhood on the farm and adventures as a young
Great read The author has a refreshing style of writing.
- 256 pages
- All the Burning Bridges
- Steve Bisley
- 05 June 2017 Steve Bisley