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Rangi's catch, 1973

Rangi's catch, 1973

The poster for the 1973 adventure film Rangi's catch uses a stylised typeface that calls to mind Māori tā moko (tattoo) designs. Several Māori cast members later became prominent movie actors. Temuera Morrison, then 11 years old, went on to play the lead in films such as Once were warriors. The film's writer-director-producer, Michael Forlong, was a New Zealander who trained at the National Film Unit before working for British television. Rangi's catch was originally made as a British children's serial, and has been described as one of the best children's films ever made.

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New Zealand Film Archive Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua, Poster Collection
Reference: P0224

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Helen Martin, 'Feature film - The 1970s film renaissance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Helen Martin, published 22 Oct 2014, reviewed & revised 21 May 2024 with assistance from Emma-Jean Kelly