Contemporary Australian Cinema: An Introduction

Author:   Jonathan Rayner ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
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Pages:   224
Publication Date:   28 December 2000
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Author:   Jonathan Rayner ,  Bethan Hirst
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.285kg
ISBN:  

9780719053276


ISBN 10:   0719053277
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   28 December 2000
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
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Preface I INTRODUCTION 1. The nationalities of the cinema 2. The prehistory of Australian cinema 3. Representing the nation 4. The valuable territory 5. The big country 6. The Australian abroad 7. Reading the national cinema II AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC 8. Origins 9. The gothic rural community 10. The Mad Max trilogy 11. The urban gothic 12. Conclusion III THE PERIOD FILM 13. The AFC genre 14. Picnic at Hanging Rock and the literary adaptation 15. The period film cycle 16. Fred Schepisi's period films 17. Newsfront: the nation on record 18. Sirens: the parody of the period film 19. Conclusion IV THE MALE ENSEMBLE FILM 20. Australian-ness and masculinity 21. The working environment 22. Sexual politics 23. The sporting life 24. The personal factor: between wars 25. Sons of Anzac: The Odd Angry Shot 26. Parabolic history 27. Landscape cinema 28. Male drama and the mini-series 29. Males and mateship in 90's cinema 30. Conclusion V NEW GLAMOUR, NEW GOTHIC: AUSTRALIAN FILMS IN THE 1990S 31. The quota quirky 32. The Australian film finance corporation 33. New gothic 34. The rite of passage film 35. Australian road movies 36. Glamour, kitsch and camp 37. Conclusion CONCLUSION Filmography Bibliography -- .

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