Lasseter's Bones
Lasseter's Bones (2014)

In 1931, Harold Lasseter's body was found in the Central Australian desert. His diary revealed he'd discovered gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread. The gold is still yet to be found.… More

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Rated: G
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Genre: Documentary
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Andrew McMurtry
FILMINK (Australia)

While you could argue that the film is slightly too long, and that Walker reads too much into things that feel inconsequential, it remains a fascinating look into an unrecognised slice of Australian history.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

A splendid example of the sort of subjective documentary film-making championed by Werner Herzog...director Luke Walker throws himself into the legend of Harold Lasseter, the explorer who claimed to have stumbled across a mother lode of gold.

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Jake Wilson
Sydney Morning Herald

[Walker's] enthusiasm is infectious, and in a way it's an asset that, unlike the majority of local documentary makers, he has no social or political axe to grind.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It's a mythical story because of its scale and because of its mysteries, which Luke's intrepid journey seems to have enlarged.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

Lassester's Bones is as much about the illumination of the myth surrounding the man as it is about man's desire to complete the incomplete and fulfil the unfulfilled. It's poetic, personal filmmaking.

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