Mune: An Autobiography


Mune: An Autobiography


By: Ian Mune

Edited by: Jane Parkin

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, New Zealand - Copyright 2010

140mm x 177mm - 328 pages containing 132 photographs;
Hardbound - $50nz, $40au

ISBN 9781877517334



Ian Mune is an institution in the world of New Zealand theatre, television and film. Known to generations of New Zealanders, he has been a central figure of the stage and screen since the mid-1960's.
An early partnership with Roger Donaldson led him into the world of feature films, the first of which was 'Sleeping Dogs', which he both co-wrote and starred in. Since then he has had acting and script-writing roles in many films, and has directed such features as 'Came A Hot Friday', the film adaptation of Bruce Mason's play 'The End of the Golden Weather' and 'What Becomes of the Broken Hearted', the sequel to 'Once Were Warriors'.
This beautifully written autobiography is deeply insightful about the personal process, the challenges and the rewards of the acting and directing life. But Ian Mune's story also has much wider significance, as it provids a unique insider's view of the roots and development of contemporary theatre, and the modern television and film industry in New Zealand.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

006 - Preface
008 - Me ...
010 - Me Mum ...
015 - ... & Me Dad ...
020 - When I Was A Kid
024 - Tanner's Point
030 - Springhill
040 - Playing At School
054 - Crossroads
059 - Wellington
068 - The Hapless Hitcher
076 - Teaching. To Be, Or ...?
080 - Babes In The Wood
088 - The Beast Takes Flight
092 - Downstage - Year One
100 - My Arse In The Wind
107 - Guess What?!
128 - Home Again
133 - The Mercury
147 - Back To Downstage
153 - Rog
165 - Winners & Losers
177 - Wanna Buy A Kiwi Movie?
186 - Sleeping Dogs
210 - Variety - The Spice Of Life
221 - Back On The Boards
228 - Enter Bloodsuckers Omnes
238 - Back To Lalaland
247 - A Hot Friday Comes!
258 - I Cross A Bridge
260 - Oh, Brave New World!
264 - Playing For Real
272 - Back On The Farm
276 - Golden Weather At Last
285 - Playing For Real Again
295 - Not A Good Career Move?
298 - Still Working On The Acting Thing
301 - What Goes Around Comes Around
310 - What Has To Happen Will Happen
317 - Epilogue
319 - Index


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Michele Hewitson's Interview

Ian Williams Review in Otago Daily Times

John Smythe's Review for Theatreview

Wheelers Books of Auckland





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