“Newsfront” Movie Poster
Original Newsfront (1978) movie poster. Suprisingly adventurous Australian drama film directed by Philip Noyce. Plot: Follows an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters in post was Australia who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public. The film tracks the destinies of two brothers, their adventures and misadventures placed in the context of sweeping social and political changes in their native Australia as well as natural disasters. Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) is constitutionally resistant to change, while his younger brother Frank Maguire (Gerard Kennedy) welcomes any alterations in his own life and in the world around him. Events recreated in the film include Robert Menzies return as Prime Minister of Australia, the 1951 referendum to ban the communist party, Post-war immigration to Australia, the combating of the rabbit plague, the 1955 Hunter Valley floods and the 1956 introduction of television in Australia.
Measurements: 27″W X 41″H