Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Call No: 79 DOG URB
Author: Nichols, David; Perillo, Sophie
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
PhysDes: xviii, 338 pages : illustrated ; 22 cm
Subject: DOGS IN SPACE (AT, Richard Lowenstein, 1986); MUSIC AND THE CINEMA; ARCHITECTURE AND THE CINEMA
Summary: Richard Lowenstein’s 1986 masterpiece Dogs in Space was and remains controversial, divisive, compelling and inspirational. Made less than a decade after the events it is based on, using many of the people involved in those events as actors, the film explored Melbourne’s ‘postpunk’ counterculture of share houses, drugs and decadence. Amongst its ensemble cast was Michael Hutchence, one of the biggest music stars of the period, in his acting debut.
This book is a collection of essays exploring the place, period and legacy of Dogs in Space, by people who were there or who have been affected by this remarkable film. The writers are musicians, actors and artists and also academics in heritage, history, urban planning, gender studies, geography, performance and music. This is an invaluable resource for anyone passionate about Australian film, society, culture, history, heritage, music and art. -- publisher's web site
Contents: Introduction - Perillo, Sophie -- If You Were a Freak, You Were Equally Excluded -- Sejavka, Sam - It Was Filmic -- Farnan, Peter - I Was In-Between Two Worlds -- Clifforth, John - The B-Side of a Single? An Autobiohistoriography -- Grant, Stuart - In My Mind the World Was Safer -- Ansel, Karen - Let’s Go and Get in Some Trub -- Clayton-Jones, Edward - Everyone Was Interchangeable -- Taylor, Jules - We’re the Most Fabulous People Australia Has Ever Known -- Delaney, Cornelius - It Was Never Pistols at Dawn -- McQuade, Cathy - Bowie Queues -- Butler, Bruce - Excerpt from Comic Book -- Gaynor, Jerome - Rock Star in Space -- Simic, Zora - The Intimacy of Distance: Re/Reading Dogs in Space -- Carroll, Laura - ‘Someone’s Been Fucking Using This for Meat Again’: 18 Berry Street and Melbourne Sharehousing in the 1970s and 1980s -- McKew, Molly (et al.) - Richmond and 18 Berry Street Revisited -- Lesh, James (et al.) - ‘Making It’: The Ears, INXS, and Music Scene Restructuring as Seen Through Dogs in Space - Taylor, Sarah -- The Strange Life of ‘Shivers’ and Its Place in Dogs in Space - MacKinney, Lisa -- ‘The Fucked Room’: Situating the Dogs in Space Soundtrack and ‘Rooms for the Memory’ in the Diffusion of the Dogs in Space Story - Nichols, David -- Say Clitoris: Queers in Space - Castricum, Simona -- Fun House: DIY House Venues and the Melbourne Underground - Hawkins, Carolyn -- Finding ‘Places to Be Bad’ in Social Media: The Case of TikTok - Mackenzie, Sorcha Avalon (et al.) -- Coda: ‘What It Feels Like When a Subculture Appears’—Richard Lowenstein Interview, 2009 - Block, Trevor -- Bibliography -- Index