The Thinking Machine #57

Lost Wave

The Last Wave

In their series The Thinking Machine, critics Cristina Álvarez López and Adrian Martin create a new video essay for De Filmkrant every month.

‘I remember only one image from The Last Wave (Peter Weir, Australia, 1977): Richard Chamberlain and [David] Gulpilil in mid-shot, walking towards the camera, Gulpilil with this jacket slung over his shoulder, naked to the waist. This film exists, I am sure, only for this shot…’ (Bill Routt, 1993). Dedicated to the memory of David Gulpilil Ridjimiraril Dalaithngu (1953-2021).