Wrong side of the road

Beattie, Keith R. 2015, Wrong side of the road, Metro: film, television, radio, new media, no. 187, pp. 114-121.

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Title Wrong side of the road
Author(s) Beattie, Keith R.
Journal name Metro: film, television, radio, new media
Issue number 187
Start page 114
End page 121
Total pages 7
Publisher Australian Teachers of Media
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2015
Summary On its release in 1981, Ned Lander's 'Wrong Side of the Road' won that year's Jury Prize at the Australian Film Institute Awards. Emphasising the film's status as a pre-eminent Australian production, the theorist and critic Sylvia Lawson, writing in 2013, called Wrong Side of the Road 'the best Australian film of 1981 and indeed of many other years'. Progressing at a restrained pace, it breaks 'Hollywood conventions (which most Australian films obediently copy) about what constitutes a proper narrative focus', with the result that the film stands as 'something of an event in Australian cinema'. In this way, Wrong Side of the Road is the 'first narrative feature to take the experience of a contemporary Aboriginal group [of characters] as its theme instead of using them as contrasts or complements to the main action'.
Language eng
Field of Research 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media
2001 Communication and Media Studies
190204 Film and Television
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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