No of Pages: 224
RRP: 29.95 (Ebook: $14.95)
Dimensions: 153x234 mm
ISBN Print: 978-0-6485233-7-6
ISBN E-Pub: 978-0-6485233-9-0
ISBN PDF: 978-0-6485233-8-3
Time Flies is an idiosyncratic memoir with a distinctive voice and a sense of the absurd: a wistful, reflective, sometimes comic view of a childhood in a remote mining village in Southern Spain, the dislocating shock of a Scottish boarding school education, and a remarkable introduction to working life in London at Time Out then at Virgin, both at the peak of their maverick self-confidence. A tireless spokesman for the company, and an improbable mouthpiece for the Sex Pistols at the time of their greatest fame and vilification, he later went on to produce numerous notable films, several classics among them.
“A significant Australian film maker, Al Clark is also a superb writer and humorist, as this first volume of memoirs attests. A joyful experience.” Phillip Adams
“An extraordinary life, observed with humour and fascinating tales of celebrities in the music and movie worlds.” Bruce Beresford
About the Author
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.Read More