Steve Coogan on Walkabout

Comedian and writer Steve Coogan discusses Walkabout on the occasion of the Nicolas Roeg Season at BFI Southbank. A fervent fan of Roeg's work, Coogan credits Walkabout with providing him, at a young age, with a much needed antithesis to commercial film. Coogan admires Roeg's posing of questions and presentation of potent themes to his audience, including sexuality and adolescence, identity and civilisation. The result, Coogan suggests, is a visceral and physical cinematic experience, beautifully complemented by John Barry's haunting score. Coogan finally articulates that artists like Roeg challenge you to perfect your craft, and inspire you to create a vehicle for your own voice to be heard.



 

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