Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

Tim Winton's Cloudstreet

DVD - 2012
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Two flawed families, each scarred by catastrophe, find a home for their hearts near Perth from 1943-63. The Lambs are hardworking and God-fearing, the Pickles are luckless and derelict, yet they find common ground beneath the same roof.
Publisher: [United States] : Acorn, [2012]
Branch Call Number: DVD TIM WIN
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (approximately 365 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned
Alternative Title: Cloudstreet
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molly
Nov 19, 2017

I am starting Disc 3 and really enjoying this. Such a nice change
from "Hollywood". Only "flaw" is the Australian dialect which is hard to follow.

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matcat44
Sep 16, 2017

Too miserable a subject. Watched only about 15 minutes, not for me.

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ritrak
Apr 08, 2017

I tried this series based on the number of positive reviews. Unfortunately It was too hard for me to get into; the Australian dialogue was a bit challenging, there were serious downers in the first episode (which I did not watch to the end), and characters that I did not want to spend time with. I am not unsophisticated, but this series does not work for me.

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Christina1907
Dec 28, 2016

Brilliant. One of the best series I've seen: quality acting, beautiful music, brilliant special effects. I was so disappointed when it was over. This is one of those productions where you feel as though you are eavesdropping on people rather than watching actors. Highly recommended if you appreciate a good tale and well-acted characters, where drama doesn't rely on cell-phone conversations and other modern-day distractions cluttering up the story.

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czufferey
Oct 01, 2016

5 étoiles
Je vous recommande fortement cette série inattendue et différente avec d'intéressants effets visuels. Ne vous fiez pas uniquement aux premiers épisodes. Poursuivez et vous découvrirez l'évolution et le rapprochement de deux familles bien différentes qui habitent sous le même toit.

We sort of stumbled across finding this title but are so glad that we did. This Australian mini-series was excellent. The screenplay is by the author of the highly acclaimed Australian classic period drama/comedy. In some ways it'l like John Irving goes 'down under'. The characters are colorful and quirky and there's a kind of magical realism that manifests at points throughout this story of two challenged families, the Pickles and the Lambs. I enjoyed the DVDs so much that I've ordered the book so that I can enjoy the characters in even more depth.56

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ashdawg_1
Mar 30, 2014

Wow- I was surprised by how well worth my time was spent by watching this miniseries... I cannot explain why I came to care so much about the story and CHARACTERS, but I DID.... enough said. WELL worth watching, and I am a hard audience to please! You won't regret watching this miniseries.

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BertBailey
Dec 27, 2013

I agree that the way this Australian saga of two families is fresh and unusual makes it well worth watching for Canadians. What's unfortunate, for Ottawans, is that the DVDs are pretty worn out and work only with some difficulty. I'll be seeing if I can get my hands on another copy, as the one I have now gets very annoying.

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downsman
Sep 03, 2013

I can't praise this production enough. While it's aesthetically and artistically satisfying, it's also both excellently acted and deeply moving. I loved every minute of it

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rslade
Aug 02, 2013

Another TV series where nothing in particular happens. But reasonably well acted. You do get to care about the characters. (Even if you may wonder why.)

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VioletaMCL
Mar 07, 2013

"Bit of a tangle with the shifty shadow." --Sam Pickles

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