Autopsy on a Dream is as extraordinary as its provocative subject matter, the dramatic story of the building of the Sydney Opera House culminating in Jorn Utzon’s departure from the project. John Weiley was commissioned in 1968 by BBC2 controller David Attenborough to direct and produce Autopsy on a Dream, and following its only screening on the BBC, it was destroyed – literally chopped to pieces on the BBC chopping block. Miraculously a mute print of the film was rediscovered in a BBC vault this year and has now been restored with sound saved all these years by John Weiley. Autopsy on a Dream is accompanied by a new prologue, The Dream of Perfection, which follows the story of the making and the destruction of Autopsy on a Dream, and features interviews with David Attenborough, Jan Utzon, Lin Utzon, and Richard Neville.

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