Published: 2022
No of Pages: 272
RRP: $29.99 (Ebook: $14.95)
ISBN Print: 978-0-6454998-0-3
ISBN E-Pub: 978-0-6454998-2-7
ISBN PDF: 978-0-6454998-1-0

Time Flies Too

Time Flies Too is the sequel to 2021’s beguiling and absorbing memoir Time Flies by Al Clark, who in its last paragraph married and settled in Australia after a Spanish village childhood, a Scottish boarding school education and nearly two decades of living and working  in London in the pioneering days of Virgin Records.

These new recollections playfully explore his adjustment to life in a new country, the labyrinth involved in making films, the gifted collaborators he encountered along the way, and the work itself — notably one of Australia’s most enduringly successful movies (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ). It completes the journey of a solitary boy who fell in love with cinema, and of the man who strove to bring it to life.

“Time Flies Too  is a brilliant sequel to Al Clark’s marvellous memoir Time Flies. Readers might be surprised by its tenderness, and its sane, balanced reflections on a crazy business. This often very funny book is more candid and self-deprecating rather than self-congratulatory – and its love of all things cinema is deeply felt.” Peter Galvin. FilmInk

Reviews & Interviews

“Beautifully written, hugely entertaining, Clark’s amazing adventures in the movie business are masterfully woven into a grand story of love and family.”  Richard KuipersVariety

“A warm-hearted, witty and insightful page turner from one of Australia’s leading producers, sharing the highs and lows and the behind-the-scenes dramas of some of our most loved and respected films. A tale of optimism and ingenuity.” Jan Chapman

“Al Clark’s second volume of memoirs is a high-octane read. His wild ride through the rough and tumble of Australian filmmaking is exhilarating.” Ana Kokkinos



About the Author

Al Clark

Al Clark was born in Huelva, Spain, and educated at two Scottish boarding schools and one English university.

Once a journalist at Time Out magazine, then publicity director of Virgin Records in London, he has written three books, produced 20 feature films – including Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Blessed and Red Hill – and been on the juries of several international film festivals. Elected to the boards of the Australian Film Commission (1989-1992) and later Screen Australia (2014-2017), he was the recipient of the 2013 AACTA Raymond Longford Award for lifetime achievement. He lives in Sydney.

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