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The Sentimental Bloke is one of the jewels of Australia's surviving silent cinema based on the verses of C.J. Dennis that were originally published as “The Songs Of A Sentimental Bloke”. Made in 1919 and directed by Raymond Longford, the film became a smash hit when released. It then disappeared without trace until 1953, when it was rediscovered by members of the National Library, having been housed in a temporary vault in Melbourne. Consequently it screened to enthusiastic acclaim at the 1955 Sydney Film Festival.
2004 sees the imminent release of the most definitive version of the film yet. Having been painstakingly re-constructed by ScreenSound Australia, the print is derived from new material found in America. It’s believed that this version is much closer to the film Raymond Longford completed in 1919 than previous ones. In celebration of this momentous achievement and because it’s high time I did so anyway, I’m proud to announce the coincidental release of this CD containing highlights from the score that I’ve written. I hope you enjoy the listen!
Jen Anderson, 2004
About this track...
When Bill catches 'The Stror at Coot' strolling along the road on a date with Doreen, a full-blown argument ensues.