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dc.contributor.advisorHarrison, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.advisorO'Sullivan, Aileen
dc.contributor.advisorHughes, David
dc.contributor.authorMarbrook, James
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-03T01:05:58Z
dc.date.available2013-12-19T20:17:06Z
dc.date.copyright2013
dc.date.created2013
dc.date.issued2013-12-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/6077
dc.description.abstractKing Tide is a 114 minute comedy-drama that is an exploration of care and of community. It follows the middle-aged Reade as he returns to New Zealand from the Gold Coast to begin an unofficial investigation into ACC fraud in the Kaipara/Dargaville community. He has left the Gold Coast under a cloud. His relationship with girlfriend Sharon has also drastically soured. Worst of all, he must leave his adored step-daughter Summer as he starts a new life in Dargaville. His undercover investigation is soon complicated by the possibilities of a new relationship with country school teacher Nadine. Adding to this complexity is the very make-up of the community he finds himself in. News spreads fast here. His cover is blown almost immediately when he follows up on a tip and seeks out the head-injured Clay, a possible recipient of illegal ACC funds. Clay, the local woodchopping hero whose injury has reduced him to a silent state, is also Nadine’s ex. The stumbling block of any investigation in the area is Roy, the enigmatic ACC co-ordinator and charismatic guardian of this town. Coalescing around him are a host of locals; hairdressers, carers, woodchoppers, fishermen and the local antique dealer Merle. While the spine of the film centres on Reade’s enquiry and investigation into fraud and community connivance, his journey also becomes a prism through which other things are seen; there is the Kaipara environment itself, small town culture and also Reade’s own personal connection to the area (and this is mostly kept hidden). While Aoetoeroa / New Zealand has a reputation for its “cinema of unease” (Botes, 2008), King Tide represents an attempt to circumvent this by embracing weakness, disability and idiosyncracy as the ties that can bind and protect a community. NOTE: The screenplay is embargoed until 20 August 2019.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectMarbrooken_NZ
dc.subjectKing Tideen_NZ
dc.subjectScreenplayen_NZ
dc.titleKing Tideen_NZ
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Philosophyen_NZ
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dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2013-12-02T19:49:56Z


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