A Companion to Australian Cinema

Author:   Felicity Collins ,  Jane Landman ,  Susan Bye
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
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9781118942529


Pages:   608
Publication Date:   17 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The first comprehensive volume of original essays on Australian screen culture in the twenty-first century. A Companion to Australian Cinema is an anthology of original essays by new and established authors on the contemporary state and future directions of a well-established national cinema. A timely intervention that challenges and expands the idea of cinema, this book brings into sharp focus those facets of Australian cinema that have endured, evolved and emerged in the twenty-first century. The essays address six thematically-organized propositions - that Australian cinema is an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an enduring auteur-genre-landscape tradition, a televisual industry and a multiplatform ecology. Offering fresh critical perspectives and extending previous scholarship, case studies range from The Lego Movie, Mad Max, and Australian stars in Hollywood, to transnational co-productions, YouTube channels, transmedia and nature-cam documentaries. New research on trends - such as the convergence of television and film, digital transformations of screen production and the shifting roles of women on and off-screen - highlight how established precedents have been influenced by new realities beyond both cinema and the national. Written in an accessible style that does not require knowledge of cinema studies or Australian studies Presents original research on Australian actors, such as Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth, their training, branding, and path from Australia to Hollywood Explores the films and filmmakers of the Blak Wave and their challenge to Australian settler-colonial history and white identity Expands the critical definition of cinema to include YouTube channels, transmedia documentaries, multiplatform changescapes and cinematic remix Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies A Companion to Australian Cinema is an ideal introductory text for teachers and students in areas including film and media studies, cultural and gender studies, and Australian history and politics, as well as a valuable resource for educators and other professionals in the humanities and creative arts.

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Author:   Felicity Collins ,  Jane Landman ,  Susan Bye
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 17.20cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 25.00cm
Weight:   1.048kg
ISBN:  

9781118942529


ISBN 10:   1118942523
Pages:   608
Publication Date:   17 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

About the Editors viii Notes on Contributors x Foreword xvi Tom O'Regan Acknowledgments xxiii Introduction: Australian Cinema Now 1 Felicity Collins, Jane Landman, and Susan Bye Part I An Indigenous Screen Culture 29 1 You Are Here: Living Maps of Deep Time, Clock Time 31 Felicity Collins 2 Charlie's Country, Gulpilil's Body 54 Corinn Columpar 3 Ivan Sen's Cinematic Imaginary: Restraint, Complexity, and a Politics of Place 68 Anne Rutherford 4 Shadowing and Disruptive Temporality in Bangarra Dance Theatre's Spear 89 Felicity Ford 5 Beyond the Wonderland of Whiteness: The Blak Wave of Indigenous Women Shaping Race on Screen 107 Odette Kelada and Maddee Clark Part II An International Cinema 131 6 Another Green World: The Mad Max Series 133 Constantine Verevis 7 Is Everything Awesome?: The LEGO Movie and the Australian Film Industry 149 Ben Goldsmith 8 Jane Campion: Girlshine and the International Auteur 165 Lisa French 9 Constructing Persona: Mediatisation, Performativity, Quality, and Branding in Australian Film Actors' Migration to Hollywood 184 P. David Marshall Part III A Minor Transnational Imaginary 205 10 Interpreting Anzac and Gallipoli through a Century of Anglophone Screen Representations 207 James Bennett 11 Unsettling the Suburban: Space, Sentiment, and Migration in National Cinematic Imaginaries 228 Helen Grace 12 The Rocket: Small, Foreign?Language Cinema 248 Olivia Khoo 13 Serangoon Road: The Convergent Culture of Minor Transnationalism 262 Audrey Yue Part IV An Auteur?Genre?Landscape Cinema 285 14 An Independent Spirit: Robert Connolly as Auteur?Producer 287 Susan Bye 15 Disruptive Daughters: The Heroine's Journey in Four Films 313 Diana Sandars 16 Atopian Landscapes: Gothic Tropes in Australian Cinema 336 Jane Stadler 17 Spirits Do Come Back: Bunyips and the European Gothic in The Babadook 355 Stephen Gaunson Part V A Televisual Industry 371 18 Between Public and Private: How Screen Australia, the ABC and SBS have shaped Film and Television Convergence 373 Amanda Malel Trevisanut 19 Quality vs Value: The Case of The Kettering Incident 391 Sue Turnbull and Marion McCutcheon 20 The Evolution of Matchbox Pictures: A New Business Model 416 Helen Goritsas and Ana Tiwary 21 Schapellevision: Screen Aesthetics and Asian Drug Stories 442 Anthony Lambert Part VI A Multiplatform Ecology 461 22 CHURN: Cinema Made Sometime Last Night 463 Ross Gibson 23 Over the Horizon: YouTube Culture Meets Australian Screen Culture 472 Stuart Cunningham and Adam Swift 24 Digital Transmedia Forms and Transnational Documentary Networks 493 Deane Williams 25 Ecological Relations: FalconCam in Conversation with The Back of Beyond 508 Belinda Smaill 26 Where Am I?: The Terror of Terra Nullius 525 Norie Neumark Index 537

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Felicity Collins is Reader/Associate Professor in Screen Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She is author of The Films of Gillian Armstrong and Australian Cinema after Mabo. Jane Landman was Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. She is author of The Tread of a White Man's Foot: Australian Pacific Colonialism and the Cinema 1925 1962. Susan Bye is Education Programmer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia. She has published widely in the field of film, television and media history.

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