Sunday, January 4, 2009

Page exhibits his past

Tim Page recalls his golden age of photography, the Vietnam War
You could almost smell the cordite in the air as Tim Page, the veteran Vietnam War photographer held court at a packed-out Meta House tonight. Page is in town for a few days to host this exhibition of his photos as well as sniffing around for more clues to the fate of his two friends, Sean Flynn and Dana Stone, who were the main focus of the Q and A session that followed the screening of the 1991 Granada documentary Danger On the Edge of Town. Page, who was wounded in action three times, captured some of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War and has authored many books, and has more projects on the go after recently relocating to live in Australia. He certainly hasn't closed the book on the Flynn and Stone disappearance and revealed that movie makers are ultra keen to put the story on the big screen. As for Page's exhibition, the photographs covered two levels of Meta House and were on sale for $450 and more, attracting immense interest from the audience who were captivated by a man who made his name more than forty years ago in the melting-pot of Southeast Asia.
Flynn and Stone, the focus of Danger On the Edge of Town
Sean Flynn in his Saigon flat, pictured by Tim Page
Tim Page's photos line the walls of the Meta House, attracting intense interest
Tim Page's infatuation with Sean Flynn is clear for all to see



Blogger mrklatham said...

Flynn was an exception amongst the foreign press by often working with the ARVN troops.
He has many photos in the australian war memorial in canberra.
The flynn family are great from seans great grandfather who was on the australian antarctic expedition in the early 1900s,his philandering tasmanian academic grandfather and of course errol.
Surprised that a movie on sean hasnt been made already,perhaps his drug smoking bothers hollywood.
But dad was the number one actor in the world for a while.
One of errols yachts(sirocco?) survives on lake taupo,NZ.

January 5, 2009 at 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can we catch the film and exhibit in the U.S.? Being Cambodian and someone who once worked in the film industry, I'm very interested in seeing this part of history.


January 15, 2009 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Sorry at the moment it's just in Cambodia... well its finished already!
Tim Page does take his pictures around the world depending on who asks him to exhibit. And the old docu is something he brought with him just for the event, alongwith a few other docu's. I think you should wait for the Hollywood epic on Sean Flynn which will be winging its way to the US in the next few years (once its been made). I reckon Brad Pitt (who has obvious interest already in Cambodia) will take the lead part. Any bets?

January 15, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

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