Australian comedy films of the 1930s : modernity, the urban and the international / Lesley Speed
St. Kilda, Vic.: Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), c2015.
Call No: 732(94) SPE Author: Speed, Lesley Source: AT Place: St. Kilda, Vic. Publisher: Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) PubDate: c2015 PhysDes: 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. Subject: COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; EFFTEE STUDIO; CINESOUND STUDIOS; HANNA, PAT; WALLACE, GEORGE; CO-RESPONDENT'S COURSE (AT, E.A. Dietrich-Derrick, 1931); DIGGERS (AT, F.W. Thring, 1931); HAUNTED BARN, THE (AT, E.A. Dietrich-Derrick, 1931); SHOWGIRL'S LUCK (AT, Norman Dawn, 1931); SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, F.W. Thring, 1932); ON OUR SELECTION (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1932); HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS (AT, F.W. Thring, 1932); DIGGERS IN BLIGHTY (AT, Pat Hanna, 1933); HARMOY ROW (AT, F.W. Thring, 1934); HAYSEEDS, THE (AT, Beaumont Smith, 1933); TICKET IN TATTS, A (AT, F.W. Thring, 1934); CLARA GIBBINGS (AT, F.W. Thring, 1934); STRIKE ME LUCKY (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1935); SPLENDID FELLOWS (AT, Beaumont Smith, 1934); GRANDAD RUDD (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1935); WHITE DEATH (AT, Edwin G. Bowen, 1936); RANGLE RIVER (AT, Clarence G. Badger, 1936); IT ISN'T DONE (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1937); TALL TIMBERS (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1937); LET GEORGE DO IT (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1938); DAD AND DAVE COME TO TOWN (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1938); GONE TO THE GOGS (AT, Ken G. Hall, 1939); ANTS IN HIS PANTS (AT, William Freshman, 1939) Summary: Comedy has been a perpetual part of Australian film, in which humour reflects Australia's adaptation in times of crisis, social change and technological advances. This was never more so than in the 1930s, when Australia produced more comedy feature films than in any other decade before 1970. These films of the 1930s embraced the new technology of sound, made local vaudeville performers into movie stars, offered escape from the Depression and revealed a diverse and international Australia. In these films, Australia moved further from Empire and the bush, forged the Digger legend, responded to cultural diversity and viewed itself as a modern, urban nation. Influenced by Hollywood, Australian comedies of the 1930s adapted international styles to local points of view. Based on research at the National Film and Sound Archive, Lesley Speed's book provides new insight into Australian comedy films of the 1930s and the extraordinary period of social change in which they were produced. [taken from the back cober] ISBN: 9781876467258 Contents: Contents: Introduction -- Comedy films and 1930s Australia -- Comedian comedies, Pat Hanna and George Wallace -- 'The best men in the metropolis' : Speech and language in films of Pat Hanna and George Wallace -- Strike me lucky, silly ass: Ethnicity and class difference -- From bush to the city: The Dad and Dave films -- Looking at home for 'something really ultra': Modernity, gender and the international -- Select filmography -- Select bibliography -- Notes More info
Australian images / Barrie McMahon, Robyn Quin
Marrickville, N.S.W.: Science Press, 1990.
The Barry McKenzie movies / Tony Moore
Sydney: Currency Press, Australian Film Commission, 2005.
Call No: 79BAR MOR Author: Moore, Tony Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press, Australian Film Commission PubDate: 2005 PhysDes: x, 86 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. Series: Australian screen classics Subject: AUSTRALIANS IN FILMS; AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; EVERAGE, DAME EDNA; BERESFORD, BRUCE; HUMPHRIES, BARRY; ADAMS, PHILLIP; BARRY MCKENZIE HOLDS HIS OWN (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1974); ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972) Summary: With irresponsible humour and sharp-witted insight Tony Morre explores the subversive satire of the films, their influence on his generation, and what they have to say about who we are today. Included is a glossary of Bazza-isms written by Barry Humphries. ISBN: 0868197483 ISSN: 1447557X More info
Boom-boom! / Rob Johnson & David Smiedt
Rydalmere, N.S.W.: Hodder Headline Australia, 1999.
Call No: 732(94) JOH Author: Johnson, Rob, 1969; Smiedt, David Place: Rydalmere, N.S.W. Publisher: Hodder Headline Australia PubDate: 1999 PhysDes: viii, 376 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm Subject: COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; COMEDY PROGRAMMES. AUSTRALIA; COMEDIENNES. AUSTRALIA; ADAMS, PHILLIP; GLEISNER, TOM; MCDERMOTT, PAUL; O'DONOGHUE, RORY; BAILEY, BERT; BOND, GRAHAME; BOURNE, SHANE; BROWN, NOELINE; CILAURO, SANTO; CHATER, GORDON; CREYTON, BARRY; DENTON, ANDREW; FAHEY, MARYANNE; FERGUSON, TIM; GILLIES, MAX; GRILLS, LUCKY; GYNGELL, KIM; HALL, KEN G.; HARMER, WENDY; HOGAN, PAUL; HUMPHRIES, BARRY; KENNEDY, GRAHAM; LAMOND, TONI; MCDONALD, GARRY; QUANTOCK, ROD; RAYE, CAROL; REILLY, GARY; SITCH, ROB; SORRENTI, VINCE; SZUBANSKI, MAGDA; ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); BIG GIG, THE [TV] (AT, Ted Robinson, 1989); FRONTLINE [TV] (AT, 1994- ); MAVIS BRAMSTON SHOW [TV] (AT, 1964-1968); IN MELBOURNE TONIGHT [TV] (AT, 1957-?, 1997-); AUNTY JACK SHOW, THE [TV] (AT, 1972-?); COMEDY COMPANY, THE [TV] (AT, 1988-1990); D-GENERATION [TV] (AT, 1986-?); FAST FORWARD [TV] (AT, 1988-1989?) Notes: Includes index; "An Allison Pressley book." ISBN: 0733609384 : $24.95 LON: 14529909 More info
The chaser annual / by Charles Firth, et al.
Melbourne, Vic.: Text Publishing, 2001.
Call No: 79CHA FIR Author: Firth, Charles; Knight, Dominic; Morrow, Julian; Reucassel, Craig; Taylor, Chris Source: AT Place: Melbourne, Vic. Publisher: Text Publishing PubDate: 2001 PhysDes: 103 p. : ill. ; 28 cm Subject: COMEDIES; COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; COMEDY PROGRAMMES. AUSTRALIA; COMEDY PROGRAMMES; COMEDY TV. AUSTRALIA; COMEDY TV.AUSTRALIA; CHASER'S WAR ON EVERYTHING, THE [TV] (AT, Mark FitzGerald, Bradley Howard, Craig Melville, 2006); CHASER, THE [TV], (AT, 2001-) Notes: Vols. for 2007- cataloged as a serial in LC ISBN: 1877008060 Contents: -- mandatory joke about John Hopoate -- series of lame fat gags dressed up as satirical piece on Kim Beazley -- weak patch where nothing really happens -- really obvious cheap shot at some dead celebrity -- slightly boring piece about US-Sino relations -- predictable joke about Big Brother -- contrived reference to obscure government agency, to indicate we follow politics -- predictable joke about Big Brother (rerprise) -- More info
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Comedy in the Movies: Two : Practically Funny
Melbourne Film Bulletin (September 1968) iss.5 p.10-20 More info
Dimboola : a wedding reception play / Jack Hibberd
Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 1979.
Film in Australia : an introduction / Albert Moran and Errol Vieth
Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
The New Australian cinema / editor: Scott Murray, associate editor: Peter Beilby
West Melbourne, Vic.: Nelson, 1980.
The screening of Australia : anatomy of a national cinema / Susan Dermody, Elizabeth Jacka
Sydney: Currency Press, 1987-<1988.
Call No: 71(94) DER v.2 Author: Dermody, Susan; Jacka, Elizabeth Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 1987-<1988 PhysDes: v. <1-2 > ; 21 cm Series: Australian screen series Subject: BUDDY FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; THEORY. AUSTRALIA; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. AUSTRALIA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; WOMEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; MEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; POLITICAL FILMS. AUSTRALIA; SEX IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; REALISM IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION; BREAKER MORANT (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU (AT, Carl Schutz, 1983); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, THE (AT, George T. Miller, 1982); MY BROTHER JACK (AT, Gil Brealey, 1965); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, THE (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1978); FAR EAST (AT, John Duigan, 1982); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); HEATWAVE (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1981); KILLING OF ANGEL STREET, THE (AT, Donald Crombie, 1981); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); NEWSFRONT (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1978); PALM BEACH (AT, Albie Thoms, 1979); PHAR LAP (AT, Simon Wincer, 1983); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (AT, Ken Hannam, 1975); TOWN LIKE ALICE, A (AT, David Stevens, 1980); WE OF THE NEVER NEVER (AT, Igor Auzins, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 0861911876 (v. 2); 0868191876 (v. 2) LON: 5369777 More info