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Encyclopedia > Hammers Over the Anvil

Hammers Over the Anvil is a 1991 Australian drama film starring Russell Crowe and Charlotte Rampling, directed by Ann Turner. The screenplay by Peter Hepworth and Ann Turner is based on the novel by Alan Marshall. The original music score is composed by Not Drowning Waving. This is a list of film-related events in 1991. ... A drama is a film that depends mostly on in-depth character development, interaction, and highly emotional themes. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand film actor. ... Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen promoting the film Stardust Memories. ... Alan Marshall (2 May 1902--21 January 1984) born in Noorat, Australia) was an Australian writer, story teller and social documentor, was . ... Not Drowning, Waving were a musical group formed in Melbourne in the 1980s by David Bridie. ...


Plot summary

Based on the novel of the same name by Alan Marshall, the film is set in the early 1900's in the Outback, centering around a young Alan Marshall and the people in his town. Crippled by polio, Alan tries to make sense of his place in a world where a man's physical prowess gains the admiration of women and the envy of his peers, as demonstrated by the horsebreaker East Driscoll, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Charlotte Rampling also stars as an English lady, Grace McAlister, who has moved to the area with her husband. Complications arise as an attraction develops between East and Grace and young Alan deals with the complexities of growing up. Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand film actor. ... Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen promoting the film Stardust Memories. ...


Main cast

Charlotte Rampling and Woody Allen promoting the film Stardust Memories. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is an Oscar-winning New Zealand film actor. ... Frankie J. Holden (born ??), most commonly known as Frank Holden, is an Australian entertainer. ... John Rafter Lee is a voice actor credited for works in Anime series such as Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex (as Pavlo Zaitsev in episode 16 of that series) and several others. ... Alethea McGrath is an Australian actress who played the role of Jocasta Nu in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. ... Wayne Pygram (born October 13, 1959 in Cootamundra, New South Wales) is an Australian actor best known for his role as Scorpius in the science fiction series Farscape (2001—2003). ...

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Hammers-Making (4190 words)
The hammers over the anvil were, at least figuratively, the 'blows' of young Alan's contact with the reality of the adult world, the 'blows' like the hammer on the metal, that shape and mould a person.
Hammers of the Anvil is the story of that summer, it is about how the hammer blows that life deals out, either break us or make us.
Hammers over the Anvil is the funny, moving and inspirational story of a boy taking his first faltering step towards manhood.
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