Australian Documentary

History, Practices and Genres
Author: Trish FitzSimons,Pat Laughren,Dugald Williamson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052116799X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 287
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Australian Documentary brings to life over a century of documentary making.

A Companion to Australian Cinema

Author: Felicity Collins,Jane Landman,Susan Bye
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1118942523
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 500
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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.

Post-1990 Documentary

Reconfiguring Independence
Author: Camille Deprez
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748694145
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 272
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This new book provides graduate students, scholars and professionals with critical and detailed insights into recent, yet significant, independent documentary makers and their varied works, practices and uses.

Animated Realism

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Animated Documentary Genre
Author: Judith Kriger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0240814398
Category: Computers
Page: 206
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With the development and accessibility of animation tools and techniques, filmmakers are blurring the boundaries between documentary filmmaking and animation. The intimacy, imperfection and charm of the animated form is providing live-action and animation directors with unique ways to tell stories, humanize events and convey information not easily adapted for live-action media. Animated Realism presents animation techniques as they apply to the documentary genre with an inspirational behind-the-scenes look at award-winning animated documentaries. Animators and documentary filmmakers alike will learn how to develop a visual style with animation, translate a graphic novel into a documentary and use 3D animation as a storytelling tool, all in the context of creating animated documentaries. With insight and inspiration, Animated Realism includes interviews from industry luminaries like John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son, Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning creator of Ryan. Packed with beautiful, instructive illustrations and previously unpublished material (including storyboards, photos and hand-drawn sketches) and interspersed with interviews - this is an exceptional source of inspiration and knowledge for animators, students and fans alike. With a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries, animators, students and documentary filmmakers will be able to analyze and apply Oscar-winning animation techniques to their own films. * Learn from the best... Judith Kriger interviews some of the most innovative and inspirational animators, including John Canemaker, Oscar Winning Director of The Moon and the Son, Yoni Goodman, Animation Director of Oscar Nominated Waltz with Bashir and Chris Landreth, Oscan Winning Director of Ryan. * See how it's done... with never before published color storyboards, preliminary sketches, stills from the animated documentaries and behind-the-scenes photographs * Be inspired... the detailed exploration of how these unique films were made will make you want to get out there and do it yourself! * Analyze and apply Oscar Winning animation techniques to your own films with a companion website featuring animated shorts from leading animated documentaries.

Creative Nation

Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader
Author: Amit Sarwal
Publisher: SSS Publications
ISBN: 819022820X
Category: Aboriginal Australians in motion pictures
Page: 600
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The chapters presented in this Reader, drawing on recent works, explore and analyse dynamic subject matter such as family, moral values, cultural hybridity, Asian-Australian dialogues, gender and racial stereotypes, the representations of Australianness, Indigenous Australia, imagery and motifs, the variety of Australian national symbols, mythology, traditions, representation or development of outback or suburban and metropolitan spaces in Australian cinema and culture. For a better understanding of the breadth and depth of Australia and its culture, the papers selected in this book also examine the exhibition of the Australian artist's aesthetic experimentation in the various faces of the Australian film industry, and the development and evolution of Australian film theory as part of the institutions of film studies and scholarly practices, using historical, archaeological and textual approaches for a wide variety of primary sources to discuss the trends of cinema and cultural consumption in Australia. In the area of purview, here, are not just commercial Australian films but also developments in new media, shorts, digital, art and documentary cinema in the broad context of globalization and international co-production.

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Author: Geoff Mayer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081087900X
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 514
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The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.

Australian Screen in the 2000s

Author: Mark David Ryan,Ben Goldsmith
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319482998
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 370
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This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents and a movement away with earlier films’ preoccupation with what it means to be Australian. With original contributions from leading scholars in the field, the collection contains chapters on particular genres (horror, blockbusters and comedy), Indigenous Australian film and television, women’s filmmaking, queer cinema, representations of history, Australian characters in non-Australian films and films about Australians in Asia, as well as chapters on sound in Australian cinema and the distribution of screen content. The book is both scholarly and accessible to the general reader. It will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of Anglophone film and television, as well as to anyone with an interest in Australian culture and creativity.

Exploring Science Fiction

Text and Pedagogy
Author: B. Geetha,Amit Sarwal
Publisher: SSS Publications
ISBN: 8190228285
Category: Science fiction, English
Page: 193
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Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage

Author: Richard Fotheringham,Angela Turner
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702234880
Category: Drama
Page: 732
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From the mid-1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, hundreds of plays were written and staged in the Australian colonies. Australian Plays for the Colonial Stage contains the scripts of nine colonial plays - including a scurrilous satire, a pioneering romance, plays about bushrangers and Ned Kelly, a city murder-mystery and the first Australian stage classic, adapted from Marcus Clarke's novel, For the Term of His Natural Life. Each script has been carefully edited or reconstructed from unique manuscripts or rare colonial printed editions, giving full respect to their historical forms and usages. The plays have been given generous historical and textual introductions and are supplemented with explanatory notes on the many people, places, events and stories referred to.

Australian Film

A Bibliography
Author: Brian Reis
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780720123159
Category: Reference
Page: 622
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A comprehensive bibliography of the history of the Australian film industry from the 1890s to the present day, this book is in three main sections: subjects; people; films. it includes books, government reports, films, videos, theses and journal articles.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction

Victorian Afterimages
Author: Kate Mitchell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230283128
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 222
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, Arguing that neo-Victorian fiction enacts and celebrates cultural memory, this book uses memory discourse to position these novels as dynamic participants in the contemporary historical imaginary.

The Oxford Companion to Australian Film

Author: Brian McFarlane,Geoff Mayer,Ina Bertrand
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 583
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The Oxford Companion to Australian Film is an indispensable reference for anyone interested in Australian movies. This Companion is a comprehensive guide to the people and ideas that have made Australian cinema. It contains more than a thousand entries and was written by almost a hundred scholars and writers with expertise in different facets of Australian film. No other reference book on this subject contains so many features: * succinct yet detailed entries on key figures (actors, directors, producers, writers, designers, composers etc.) * incisive discussions of major films, with credits and plot summaries * longer essays on critical and historical themes * a series of extended interviews (specially prepared for this Companion) with some of the luminaries of Australian film, including Goeffrey Rush and Pamela Rabe * over 100 illustrations (portraits, stills, and posters) * thorough bibliography * full list of AFI awards * subject index providing easy access to relevant entries. This Companion celebrates Australia's love of the movies and provides a comprehensive and entertaining account of its unique contribution to the art.

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

Volume II
Author: Kenneth R. Morefield
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443832790
Category: History
Page: 250
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Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume II continues the work presented in the first volume of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will give readers an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume II contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first entry of the series (such as Godard and Kurosawa) while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working (for example, Andersson, and von Trier). While retaining a truly international emphasis—it includes essays about directors from the United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, India, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Japan—Volume II also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume II also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from such varied disciplines as New Testament Studies, Clinical Psychology, Art History, and Medieval History. It also seeks to broaden the understanding of ‘faith’ and ‘spirituality,’ examining how the meaning of such terms changes as the cultures that produce the art that defines them continues to evolve.


The La Trobe University English Review
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Witnessing Australian Stories

History, Testimony, and Memory in Contemporary Culture
Author: Kelly Jean Butler
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412851580
Category: History
Page: 294
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The Australian Nation shows how British and Irish settlers and their descendants have combined to create a distinctive Australian nationality. Partington ranges widely and easily over politics, religion, education, literature, art, music, and sport. He identifies blemishes as well as merits in the Australia created by British and Irish immigrants, and values the legacy derived from their efforts. This work is a meditation on the shaping of time and its impact on living with and understanding atrocity in South Africa in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It is an examination of the ways that the institutionalization of memory has managed perceptions of "transition " of events and happenings, of violence and recovery, of the "past" and the "new." The politics of historical truth, of memory, and of justice, play out in unintended ways. There is not only the ongoing struggle for survivors of state terror, but also the ways that the ongoing sense of injustice, the emptiness of reconciliation, and the fracturing of hope remain embedded in everyday life. Book jacket.

Reading Historical Fiction

The Revenant and Remembered Past
Author: Kate Mitchell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137291540
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 243
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This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.


Der lange Weg nach Hause
Author: Saroo Brierley
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 384370970X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...

Transnational Australian Cinema

Ethics in the Asian Diasporas
Author: Olivia Khoo,Belinda Smaill,Audrey Yue
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739173243
Category: ART
Page: 207
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This book provides the first in-depth study of a history of Asian Australian cinema. Structured through case studies that progress chronologically, the book examines Australian cinema s transnationality through its under-examined cinematic encounters with Asia."

Australian film

cultures, identities, texts
Author: Adolf Wimmer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 209
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