A companion to Australian cinema / Edited by Felicity Collins, Jane Landman, and Susan Bye
Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 71(94) COM Author: Collins, Felicity; Columpar, Corinn; Rutherford, Anne; Ford, Felicity; Kelada, Odette; Clark, Maddee; Verevis, Constantine; Goldsmith, Ben; French, Lisa; David Marshall, P.; Bennett, James; Grace, Helen; Khoo, Olivia; Yue, Audrey; Bye, Susan; Sandars, Diana; Stadler, Jane; Gaunson, Stephen; Trevisanut, Amanda Malel; Turnbull, Sue; McCutcheon, Marion; Goritsas, Helen; Tiwary, Ana; Lambert, Anthony; Gibson, Ross; Cunningham, Stuart; Swift, Adam; Williams, Deane; Smaill, Belinda; Neumark, Norie Source: US/UK Place: Hoboken, New Jersey Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: xxii, 581 pages ; 26 cm Series: Wiley Blackwell companions to national cinema Subject: AUSTRALIA; FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; INDIGENOUS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CINEMA; TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUTEUR THEORY; GENRES; THEORY; CAMPION, JANE; CHARLIE'S COUNTRY (AT, Rolf de Heer, 2013); SPEAR (AT, Stephen Page, 2015); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAD MAX : FURY ROAD (AT/US, George Miller, 2015); MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME (AT, George Miller & George Ogilvie, 1985); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); LEGO MOVIE, THE (AT/US/DK, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, 2014); ROCKET, THE (AT/TH/LS, Kim Mordaunt, 2013); SERANGOON ROAD [TV] (AT/SI, 2013 -); KETTERING INCIDENT, THE [TV](AT, 2015-); BACK OF BEYOND, THE (AT, John Heyer, 1953) Summary: The essays assembled here address six thematically organized propositions - that Australian cinema an Indigenous screen culture, an international cinema, a minor transnational imaginary, an auteur-genre-landscape cinema, 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 naturecam documentaries. New research on trends such as the Blak Wave, 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 transformed by new realities beyond both cinema and national borders. --
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, evaluating 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. --
Introduces readers to founding texts in Australian screen studies. --
Felicity Collins is Reader/ Associate Professor in Screen Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia --
Jane Landman was Senior Lecturer, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia --
Susan Bye is Education Programmer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia. --Book Jacket Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index -- signed by Felicity Collins ISBN: 9781118942529 Contents: You Are Here: Living Maps of Deep Time, Clock Time / Felicity Collins -- Charlie's Country, Gulpilil's Body / Corinn Columpar -- Ivan Sen's Cinematic Imaginary: Restraint, Complexity, and a Politics of Place / Anne Rutherford
-- Shadowing and Disruptive Temporality in Bangarra Dance Theatre's Spear / Felicity Ford -- Beyond the Wonderland of Whiteness: The Blak Wave of Indigenous Women Shaping Race on Screen / Maddee Clark / Odette Kelada -- Another Green World: The Mad Max Series / Constantine Verevis -- Is Everything Awesome?: The LEGO Movie and the Australian Film Industry / Ben Goldsmith -- Jane Campion: Girlshine and the International Auteur / Lisa French -- Constructing Persona: Mediatisation, Performativity, Quality, and Branding in Australian Film Actors's; Migration to Hollywood / P. David Marshall -- Interpreting Anzac and Gallipoli through a Century of Anglophone Screen Representations / James Bennett -- Unsettling the Suburban: Space, Sentiment, and Migration in National Cinematic Imaginaries / Helen Grace -- The Rocket: Small, Foreign-Language Cinema / Olivia Khoo -- Serangoon Road: The Convergent Culture of Minor Transnationalism / Audrey Yue -- An Independent Spirit: Robert Connolly as Auteur-Producer / Susan Bye -- Disruptive Daughters: The Heroine's Journey in Four Films / Diana Sandars -- Atopian Landscapes: Gothic Tropes in Australian Cinema / Jane Stadler -- Spirits Do Come Back: Bunyips and the European Gothic in The Babadook / Stephen Gaunson -- Between Public and Private: How Screen Australia, the ABC and SBS have shaped Film and Television Convergence / Amanda Malel Trevisanut -- Quality vs Value: The Case of The Kettering Incident / Marion McCutcheon / & Sue Turnbull -- The Evolution of Matchbox Pictures: A New Business Model / Helen Goritsas & Ana Tiwary -- Schapellevision: Screen Aesthetics and Asian Drug Stories / Anthony Lambert -- CHURN: Cinema Made Sometime Last Night / Ross Gibson -- Over the Horizon: YouTube Culture Meets Australian Screen Culture / Adam Swift & Stuart Cunningham -- Digital Transmedia Forms and Transnational Documentary Networks / Deane Williams -- Ecological Relations: FalconCam in Conversation with The Back of Beyond / Belinda Smaill -- Where Am I?: The Terror of Terra Nullius / Norie Neumark More info
Film and television after DVD / edited by James Bennett and Tom Brown
Call No: 701 FIL Author: Bennett, James; Brown, Tom Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: viii, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: DIGITAL MEDIA AND THE CINEMA; DIGITAL PROJECTION; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; DVD, FILMS ON Summary: Brings together a group of internationally renowned scholars to provide the first focused academic inquiry into this important technology. The book picks up on key issues within contemporary media studies, making a particularly significant contribution to debates about convergence and interactivity in the digital media landscape. Essays consider DVD as a technology that exists outside the boundaries of new and old media, examining its place within longer histories of home film cultures and production practices of the film and television industries, whilst also critically evaluating what is genuinely new about digital media technologies. From DVDs to downloading, peer-to-peer networking and HD-DVD, this book speaks of the rapidly evolving digital mediascape. Ultimately, Film and Television After DVD is a book that considers the convergence of film, television and new media and their academic disciplines through the DVD as a distinct cultural object, pointing to persistent questions in the study of audiovisual culture that will remain intriguing long after the shelf-life of the DVD itself. Notes: First published in 2008; includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780415878340 More info
Television Personalities : stardom and the small screen / James Bennett
London ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Call No: 465.1 BEN Author: Bennett, James Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xii, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: BROADCASTING; PERSONALITIES ON TV; CELEBRITIES Summary: " Celebrities have come to increasingly dominate the media and its study in contemporary culture. Although acknowledged as part of this general rise in the importance of celebrity culture, television's specific forms of stardom have until now remained largely under-theorised. Television Personalities examines how television personalitites function as commodities, and also function ideologically, thus relating them to issues of class, national identity, sexuality, gender and social history. Television Personalities sets out a new way of considering televisual fame, arguing that it must be understood on its own terms, and thus establishing the televsion personality as a particular set of performers whose celebrity is contstructed through discourses of ordinariness, authenticity and intimacy. The book is divided into three sections that trace the historical development of televisual fame from the 1950s through to the emergence of 'DIY' celebrity in the digital era" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (-215] and index. ISBN: 9780415481892 Contents: Introduction -- The television personality system. TV must train its own stars : the invention of the television personality -- An "irreconcilable opposition" : music hall, radio and the emergence of televisual skill -- "Too much glamour"? : glamour, gender and "in-vision" announcers -- "Oooh, I'm an entertainer-- it's what I do" : political economy, performance and pleasure. "You don't know anyone ..."? : the political economy of television fame -- The art of "being yourself" : pleasure, meaning and achievement in performance -- The television personality system revisited : ideology, multiplatform and DIY fame. Just "an ordinary bloke" : national identity and ideology -- Get Internet famous! (even if you're nobody) : multiplatform fame and the television personality system in the digital era -- Conclusion. More info