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"My Brilliant Career"

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Turner Classic Movies ushers out September with a movie adaptation of a classic 1901 novel and the "bonnie and clyde"-like "Mrs. Soffel." (Roger Ebert's assessment of the "Warden's wife and the Death Row convict on the lam" film.) Given the choice between Judy Davis or Mel Gibson, presented for your approval, the tale of an Australian Outback teen caught between marriage or working as a maid. I don't remember seeing either movie, but the 1979 "My Brilliant Career" film was subjected to digital restoration to "bring back the color" of this "long ago" tale. If you don't mind the "swirling stars" background, here's "Sybylla Melvyn" telling her tale...

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