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The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand (Hardback)

Geoff Mayer

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ISBN 10: 1904764975 / ISBN 13: 9781904764977
Edité par WALLFLOWER PRESS, United Kingdom, 2007
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 cultures as well as key documentaries, shorts, and independent films. It also invokes issues involving national identity, race, history, and the ability of two small film cultures to survive the economic and cultural threat of 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 popular 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). N° de réf. du libraire AAH9781904764977

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Titre : The Cinema of Australia and New Zealand (...

Éditeur : WALLFLOWER PRESS, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2007

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

Edition : New..

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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 cultures as well as key documentaries, shorts, and independent films. It also invokes issues involving national identity, race, history, and the ability of two small film cultures to survive the economic and cultural threat of 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 popular 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).

About the Author:

Geoff Mayer is reader and associate professor in cinema studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Publications include The Oxford Companion to Australian Film and The New Australian Cinema. Keith Beattie is lecturer in the School of History, Heritage, and Society at Deakin University, Melbourne.

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