Autopsy on a Dream (2013)

Autopsy on a Dream (2013)

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In 1968, John Weiley shot ‘Autopsy on a Dream’ – a film about the Sydney Opera House detailing its construction process and the politics of Jorn Utzon’s dismissal. Weiley’s film was controversial; it was screened once and then he was told it had been destroyed. Forty five years later a copy was discovered in the BBC vaults by an ABC producer looking for archive footage of the Opera House. Weiley was contacted and told about a film that had no sound track. Weiley was overjoyed; for years he had kept the original sound. So began the painstaking process of restoring this record of a unique moment in Australian culture to its former glory, complete with updated voice-over from the original narrator, Bob Ellis. It is set in context by a 30 minute prologue entitled ‘The Dream of Perfection’. Made by the same filmmaker, John Weiley, forty-five years on, ‘Dream of Perfection’ tells the story of the 1968 film – from commission to destruction, to surprise resurrection.

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In 1968, John Weiley shot 'Autopsy on a Dream' – a film about the Sydney Opera House detailing its construction process and the politics of Jorn Utzon's dismissal. Weiley's film was controversial; it was screened once and then he was told it had been destroyed. Forty five years later a copy was discovered in the BBC vaults by an ABC producer looking for archive footage of the Opera House. Weiley was contacted and told about a film that had no sound track. Weiley was overjoyed; for years he had kept the original sound. So began the painstaking process of restoring this record of a unique moment in Australian culture to its former glory, complete with updated voice-over from the original narrator, Bob Ellis. It is set in context by a 30 minute prologue entitled 'The Dream of Perfection'. Made by the same filmmaker, John Weiley, forty-five years on, 'Dream of Perfection' tells the story of the 1968 film – from commission to destruction, to surprise resurrection.

Genres: Documentary, History
Original Title: Autopsy on a Dream
Spoken Language(s): English
Other MPAA Film Ratings: MA15+
Rating: 8
Vote Count: 1
Status: Released
Release Date: October 20, 2013
Primary Year: 2013
IMDB Link: tt3279708
Runtime: 90min | 1h 30min
Production Countries: Australia
Production Companies: BBC, Screen Australia, Felix Media, ABC Arts
Videos: ABC Trailer

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Translations:

  • Romanian – RO
  • English – US

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