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Came a hot Friday poster, 1984

Came a hot Friday poster, 1984

The poster for the 1984 feature comedy Came a hot Friday indicates the raw energy that drives both the film and the book it is based on. Ronald Hugh Morrieson wrote Came a hot Friday and three other distinctive 'Kiwi gothic' novels in the 1960s and 1970s, drawing on characters and situations he had known as a hard-drinking Taranaki musician.

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Poster Collection
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Caroline Harker, 'Humour - Developing a national sense of humour, 1900–1970', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Caroline Harker, published 5 Sep 2013