The Night We Called It a Day (2003)
Director: Paul Goldman
Producers: Peter Clifton
Cinematographer: Danny Ruhlmann
Production Companies: The Night We Called It A Day. Ltd. [au]
Icon Entertainment International
Ocean Pictures Pty. Limited [au]
Ocean Pictures [us]
Cast: Dennis Hopper …. Frank Sinatra
Melanie Griffith …. Barbara Marx
Portia de Rossi …. Hilary Hunter
Joel Edgerton …. Rod Blue
Rose Byrne …. Audrey Appleby
David Hemmings …. Mickey Rudin
David Field …. Bob Hawke
Victoria Thaine …. Penny
Stephen O’Rourke …. Jilly Rizzo
Nicholas Hope …. Phil
George Vidalis …. Vinny
Peter Demlakian …. Ruby
Tony Barry …. Ralph Blue
Vincent Ball …. Rex Hooper
Jennifer Hagan …. Doris
Australia: 14 August 2003
Canada: 3 September 2003 @ Montreal World Film Festival
Germany: 21 September 2003 @ Filmfest Hamburg
Japan: 4 November 2003 @Tokyo International Film Festival
UK: 23 November 2003
14th – 17th August 2003 (week 1) - $193,010
21st – 24th August 2003 (week 2) - $379,945
1. Michael Michod, editor of IF Magazine, interviewed Paul Goldman on stage after a preview screening of “The Night We Called It A Day” at Valhalla Cinema in Glebe, the night before the film was released in Australia. The interview included some questions and answers of the making of the film, for more details see www.if.com/events/2003/08/07.html
2. Peter Thompson’s Sunday review included an interview with Paul Goldman and Peter Clifton, writer, which can be found at http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/film_reviews/article_1357.asp
3. SBS TV interviewed Paul Goldman about the film and also interviewed David Field in his portrayal of his character Bob Hawke in the film. The transcript can be seen at http://sbs.com.au/movieshow/interviews.php3
4. Jim Schembri from The Age conducts a lengthy interview with Paul Goldman an can be seen at http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/15/1060588517146.html
5. Rose Byrne was also interviewed by The Age, this interview included Rose’s journey of her acting career, see http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/17/1061059702077.html
6. Joel Edgerton was in lreland when the film was released but agreed to answer the Gold Coast Bulletin’s question by e-mail (Kennedy, 2003)
Danks, A (2003) Nice ‘n’ Easy: Speaking Frankly about The Night We Called It A Day, www.sensesofcinema.com/content/03/28/night_we_called_day.html Accessed 25 April 2004
Morton, A (2003) AFI films fail to fire critics, Geelong Advertiser, 21 November 2003. Accessed via Factiva.com, 25 April 2004.
Roach, V (2003) Audience give Aussie films the thumbs down, Sunday Mail, 24 August 2003. Accessed via Factiva.com, 25 April 2004.
Thornton, P (2004). Screen Time: The Night We Called It A Day, The Advertiser, 10 February 2004. Accessed via Factiva.com, 25 April 2004.
URL – http://sunday.ninemsn.com.au/sunday/film_reviews/article_1357.asp Accessed 25 April 2004.
URL – http://sbs.com.au/movieshow/interviews.php3 Accessed 25 April 2004.
URL – http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/17/1061059702077.html Accessed 25 April 2004.
URL – www.if.com/events/2003/08/07.html Accessed 25 April 2004.