Paper Giants - The Birth of Cleo (2010)

Paper Giants - The Birth of Cleo
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Coarse language, sex scenes, sexual references, drug use and nudity

Actors: Asher Keddie, Rob Carlton, Matt Day, Jessica Tovey, Ian Meadows, Maeve Dermody, Annie Maynard, Tony Barry

In early 1972, Ita Buttrose and Kerry Packer, got together to create a magazine that became one of the most dramatic sensations in Australian publishing history. The result was a magazine that led the way in articulating for women a new way of thinking about themselves and their place in cultural Australia. Filled with intelligence, wit, and a go for it attitude, the fledgling Cleo took off on its first issue, taking Kerry, Ita, and a hand-picked bunch of iconoclastic staffers along for the ride. The drama of early Cleo is a Camelot story, of the best and the brightest on a quest for something they're not entirely sure of.

Status: QuickPick
Run time: 185mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: English Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English for the Hearing Impaired

Member Reviews (16)

I was completely absorbed by this mini series. My husband loved it as well. It is our history. I have always respected Ita Buttrose but I now have much more respect for her. My greatest desire would have been to be more educated so I could have been apart of this fantastic adventure.
Posted Thursday, 14 August 2014 See my other reviews
Great series!
Posted Thursday, 31 July 2014 See my other reviews
Ita was a true woman ahead of her time.A woman in a man's world. Great show.
Posted Tuesday, 29 July 2014 See my other reviews
Great insight into the era & main players
Posted Wednesday, 5 February 2014 See my other reviews
Loved this - exceptionally well written and exceptionally acted. This country seems to delight in often ridiculing Ita Buttrose and it great to see a series appreciate her for being a clever, strong and talented woman. Excellent role model for women in the workforce today.
Posted Sunday, 10 November 2013 See my other reviews
Enjoyed this little Aussie series. Interesting to learn the behind the scenes, with stunning lookalike performances
Posted Friday, 1 November 2013 See my other reviews
Nice piece of Australian History. Including a few things we did not know. Good casting and well acted. Quite a watchable flick.
Posted Wednesday, 20 March 2013 See my other reviews
Loved it.
Posted Thursday, 13 December 2012 See my other reviews
Really enjoyed this. Asher playing Ita was absolutely on the money - highly entertaining.
Posted Monday, 3 December 2012 See my other reviews
Asher really takes on the persona of Ita Buttrose.
Posted Monday, 6 August 2012 See my other reviews
Loved it
Posted Tuesday, 10 April 2012 See my other reviews
loved it loved it!!
Posted Tuesday, 20 December 2011 See my other reviews
Loved it. Great story with excellent acting.
Posted Monday, 12 September 2011 See my other reviews
Anita L
It was interesting to see what happens behind the scenes in a magazine. Quite a lot of things have changed since the 70's in terms of fashion, women in the workforce and "risque" magazine articles. I think Asher Keddie did a good job with impersonating Ita, but I can't help thinking of her as Nina from Offpsring. In the extras it shows Ita with dark brown hair, why didn't Asher have that?
Posted Wednesday, 24 August 2011 See my other reviews
Absolutely loved this, watched the 3 hrs in one hit and wanted more!
Posted Sunday, 21 August 2011 See my other reviews
Highly Recommend Paper Giants.
Posted Friday, 1 July 2011 See my other reviews
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