Australian cinema 1970-1985 / by Brian McFarlane
London: Secker & Warburg, 1987.
Childhood and cinema / Vicky Lebeau
London: Reaktion Books, 2008.
Call No: 720-053 LEB Author: Lebeau, Vicky Place: London Publisher: Reaktion Books PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 222 p. : illustrated ; 17 cm Series: Locations Subject: CHILDREN IN FILMS; ESPIRITU DE LA COLMENA, EL (SP, Victor Erice, 1973); ENFANT SAUVAGE, L' (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1970); QUATRE CENTS COUPS, LES (FR, Francois Truffaut, 1959); LOLITA (US, Adrian Lyne, 1997); LOLITA (US, Stanley Kubrick, 1962); JEDER FUR SICH UND GOTT GEGEN ALLE (GW, Werner Herzog, 1974); TARNATION (US, Jonathan Caouette, 2003); WOODSMAN, THE (US, Nicole Kassell, 2004); IDI I SMOTRI (UR, Elem Klimov, 1985) Summary: Since its inception the world of cinema has embraced the image of the child and both extended and challenged its representations. Vicky Lebeau explores the complex and ongoing adventure of childhood on screen and examines how the child in film has been used to embody the aspirations and anxieties of modern life. Moving from early to contemporary cinema – a process that includes discussions of films such as Victorian ‘Child Pictures’, The Spirit of the Beehive, L'Enfant sauvage, 400 Blows, Lolita, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Tarnation and The Woodsman – she uncovers the compulsion of film-makers to visualize the child and their need to use childhood as a way of reflecting on sexuality, language, death and difference. By bringing together childhood and cinema as two institutions of modern culture, this book ultimately uses the figure of the child – as image, as narrative, and as myth – to reflect on the form and significance of cinema itself.
Thought-provoking and engaging, Childhood and Cinema is an original and challenging contribution to studies in childhood and visual culture that will be of interest to readers in the fields of literature, film and cultural studies. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781861893529 More info
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The documentary : politics, emotion, culture / Belinda Smaill
Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Call No: 761 SMA Author: Smaill, Belinda Source: UK Place: Basingstoke, England Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: vii, 221 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: ASIAN COUNTRIES; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; DOCUMENTARIES; DOCUMENTARIES. AUSTRALIA; EMOTION IN FILMS; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; IDENTITY IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; IMMIGRATION IN FILMS AND TELEVISION; PSYCHOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; REALITY TV; SEX IN FILMS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN FILMS; THEORY; VIEWERS; WOMEN FILMMAKERS; LOVELACE, LINDA; BORN INTO BROTHELS: CALCUTTA'S RED LIGHT KIDS (II/US, Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman, 2004); CORPORATION, THE (CN, Jennifer Abbott & Mark Achbar, 2003); DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET, THE (UK, Kim Longinotto, 2002); DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE (UK, Kim Longinotto & Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998); ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM (US, Alex Gibney, 2005); FINISHED PEOPLE, THE (AT, Khoa Do, 2003); FIX: THE STORY OF AN ADDICTED CITY (CN, Nettie Wild, 2002); INSIDE DEEP THROAT (US, Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato, 2005); LETTERS TO ALI (AT, Clara Law, 2004); SADNESS: A MONOLOGUE BY WILLIAM YANG (AT, Tony Ayres, 1999); SEX: THE ANNABEL CHONG STORY (CN, Gough Lewis, 1999) Summary: "The Documentary: Politics, Emotion, Culture proposes that emotions such as pleasure, hope, pain, empathy or nostalgia play a powerful role in the circulation and reception of documentaries. Emotion shapes how political issues and individuals are represented and perceived in documentary and it is crucial to how we engage with the vicissitudes of the public sphere. In the past documentary has been popularly perceived in ways that align it with education, science, history and the rational realm. This frame has never been adequate for understanding the broad array of styles and themes that can be seen in the documentary genre. Focusing on the question of subjectivity, Smail analyses various different kinds of individuals that can be found in documentaries, such as the female porn star, the politically disenfranchised, children, and the documentary auteur. She envisages an interdisciplinary approach to documentary drawing on scholarship from not only film studies, but also gender studies, queer theory, cultural theories of affect, critical race studies, political theory and pyschoanalysis. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 200-209) and index ISBN: 9780230237513 (hbk.) Contents: -- list of illustrations -- acknowledgments -- part one: documentary and pleasure -- 1: introduction: representation and documentary emotion -- 2: pleasure and disgust: desire and the female porn star -- part two: pain and the other -- 3: Injury, identity and recognition: Rize and Fix: the story of an addicted city -- 4: women, pain and the documentaries of Kim Longinotto -- part three: the labour of authorship: caring and mourning -- 5: loss and care: Asian Australian documentary -- 6: civic love and contemporary dissent documentary -- part four: past, present and future: hope and nostalgia -- 7: children, futurity and hope: Born into Brothels -- 8:nostalgia, historical time and reality television: the idol series -- epilogue -- notes -- bibliography -- index -- More info
Personal views : explorations in film / Robin Wood
London: G. Fraser, 1976.
Call No: 67(04) WOO Author: Wood, Robin, 1931 Place: London Publisher: G. Fraser PubDate: 1976 PhysDes: 254,  p. : ill. ; 22 cm Subject: REALISM IN FILMS; IDEOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; CHILDREN IN FILMS; AUTEUR THEORY; HAWKS, HOWARD; WOLLEN, PETER; TOURNEUR, JACQUES; LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (US, Max Ophuls, 1948); TOUCH OF EVIL (US, Orson Welles, 1958); UGETSU MONOGATARI (JA, Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953); SANSHO DAYU (JA, Kanji Mizoguchi, 1954); SCARLET EMPRESS, THE (US, Joseph von Sternberg, 1934) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p.  ISBN: 090040664X : ª5.90 LON: 793105 More info
The piano / Gail Jones
Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency Press, 2007.
Call No: 79PIA JON Author: Jones, Gail CorpAuthor: Australian Film Commission: National Film and Sound Archive Source: Australia Place: Strawberry Hills, NSW Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 85 p. : ill. ; 20cm Series: Australian Screen Classics Subject: NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; REGIONAL CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; REGIONAL CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; NEW ZEALAND IN FILMS; DISABLED IN FILMS; SPEECH; ROMANCE IN FILMS; LOVE IN FILMS; SEA IN FILMS; WOMEN AND THE CINEMA; FEMINISM AND THE CINEMA; RACE AND THE CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; MOTHERS IN FILMS; CHILDREN IN FILMS; MUSIC IN FILMS; SILENCE IN FILMS; EROTICISM IN FILMS; VIOLENCE IN FILMS; JANE CAMPION; PIANO, THE (AT, Jane Campion, 1993) Summary: "When 'The Piano' opened in 1993 it was hailed by many as a modern masterpiece. Written and directed by Jane Campion, it won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, making her the first woman ever to win this prestigious award. It went on to win Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay (Campion), Best Actress (Holly Hunter) and Best Supporting Actress (Anna Paquin).
"In this thoughtful and perceptive critique, Gail Jones assesses the film's unearthly and controversial visions, its poetic power and its capacity to entrance and to alienate." Notes: Includes notes, bibliography, filmography, 'The Piano' credits and synopses of other books in the 'Australian Screen Classics' series. ISBN: 9780868197999 More info
Reel schools : schooling and the nation in Australian cinema / Josephine May
Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2013.
Call No: 755.71(94) MAY Author: May, Josephine Edition: 2013 Place: Bern, Switzerland Publisher: Peter Lang PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: x, 286 pages : illustrated ; 23 cm Subject: EDUCATION IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; CHILDREN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; CELIA (AT, Ann Turner, 1988); FAST TALKING (AT, Ken Cameron, 1984); HEY, HEY, ITS ESTHER BLUE BURGER (AT, Cathy Randall, 2007); LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI (AT, Kate Woods, 2000); MULL (AT, Don McLennan, 1988); SMILEY (UK, Anthony Kimmins, 1956); DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1976); EVERLASTING SECRET FAMILY, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1988); GETTING OF WISDOM, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1977); HEARTBREAK KID, THE (AT, Michael Jenkins, 1993); YEAR MY VOICE BROKE, THE (AT, John Duigan, 1987) Summary: Reel Schools takes a fresh look at the history of Australian schooling through the lens of Australian cinema from the silent era until 2010. In exploring the relationship between cinematic representation and educational history, Josephine May shows how numerous Australian feature and documentary films offer access to powerful vernacular imaginings about school education in Australia. May argues that the cinematic school is a pervasive metaphor for the Australian nation. She demonstrates that, while Australian films about schooling have consistently commented on the relationship of schooling to the Australian class structure, they also increasingly explored gender, race and ethnicity at school, especially after the 1970s. From then on the egalitarian dream of school education and the nation’s capacity to generate meaningful futures for the young became increasingly contested. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9783034306324 More info
Solving the 'problem' of the motherless indigenous child in 'Jedda' and 'Australia' : white internal desire in the Australian epic before and after 'Bringing them home'.
Studies in Australasian cinema (2010) vol.4 iss.2 p.145-157 More info