From The Story of the Kelly Gang in 1906 to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Australia and New Zealand have made a unique impact on international cinema. This book celebrates the commercially successful narrative feature films produced by these film cultures as well as key documentaries, shorts and independent films. This coverage also invokes issues involving national identity, race, history and the ability of two small film cultures to survive the economic and cultural threat from Hollywood. Chapters on well-known films, and directors, such as The Year of Living Dangerously (Peter Weir, 1982), The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993), Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson, 2001) and Rabbit Proof Fence (Philip Noyce, 2002) are included with less celebrated, but equally important, films and filmmakers such as Jedda (Charles Chauvel, 1955), They're a Weird Mob (Michael Powell, 1966), Vigil (Vincent Ward, 1984) and The Goddess of 1967 (Clara Law, 2000)
CONTENTS : 1. The story of the Kelly gang / Ina Bertrand -- 2. The woman suffers / Ina Bertrand -- 3. Dad and Dave come to town / William D. Routt -- 4. The phantom stockman / Geoff Mayer -- 5. The back of beyond / Deane Williams -- 6. Jedda / Barbara Creed -- 7. Free radicals / Roger Horrocks -- 8. Runaway / Hester Joyce -- 9. They're a weird mob / Rolando Caputo and Adrian Danks -- 10. Sleeping dogs / Brian McDonnell -- 11. Two laws / Keith Beattie -- 12. The year of living dangerously / Felicity Collins -- 13. Vigil / Ian Conrich -- 14. In this life's body / Anna Dzenis -- 15. The piano / Rochelle Simmons -- 16. Once were warriors / Hester Joyce -- 17. Oscar and Lucinda / Rose Lucas -- 18. After Mabo / Peter Hughes -- 19. Chopper / Gabrielle Murray -- 20. The goddess of 1967 / Wendy Haslem -- 21. Moulin rouge! / Philip Bell -- 22. One night the moon / Richard Pascal -- 23. The lord of the rings : The fellowship of the ring / Laurence Simmons -- 24. Rabbit-proof fence / Ingo Petzke.
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Field of Research
190299 Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified