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The 1979 movie My Brilliant Career was largely true to the novel of the same name, the first by Australian author Miles Franklin (1897 – 1954) It was published in 1901, when the author was in her early twenties, though it was written while she was still in her teens.
The novel’s protagonist, Sybilla Melvyn, is a headstrong, creative young woman who fights convention, wishing to assert her independence and become a writer. Starring Judy Davis and Sam Neill, and directed by Gillian Armstrong, the film enjoyed positive reviews and won a number of awards. Here is one such review that appeared after its American release. Read More→