“Mad Dog Morgan”: An Analysis

On the face of things, Philippe Mora’s magnum opus Mad Dog Morgan is little more than an “ozploitation” film loosely based on the life of bushranger Daniel Morgan. The film is clearly low budget with violence and nudity plonked in to appeal to an audience craving titillation in the then-new era of relaxed censorship that defined Australian film in the 1970s. Yet, beyond the surface elements is a script that uses the character of Morgan to meditate on the nature of humanity and society. Continue reading “Mad Dog Morgan”: An Analysis

“Mad Dog” Morgan: The moniker, the myth, the man (Opinion)

About two weeks ago the Border Mail dropped a bombshell out of nowhere: someone was agitating to have the plaque on Dan Morgan’s grave changed. While the article was light on details, the general thrust was that the plaque incorrectly … Continue reading “Mad Dog” Morgan: The moniker, the myth, the man (Opinion)