450,000' of historical film located in first year of "Lost Film Search"
Australasian Cinema (29/10/1982) vol.11 iss.19 p.22 More info
American-Australian cinema : transnational connections / edited by Adrian Danks, Stephen Gaunson and Peter C. Kunze
Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, c2018.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 408.3 (73/94) AME Author: Danks, Adrian (ed.); Gaunson, Stephen (ed.); Kunze, Peter C. (ed.) Source: SZ/AT Place: Cham, Switzerland Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: c2018 PhysDes: xvii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: TRANSNATIONAL CINEMA; TRANSNATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE CINEMA; NATIONAL CULTURE IN FILMS; AUSTRALIA; USA; GLOBALISATION; HOLLYWOOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; FOR THE TERM OF HIS NATURAL LIFE (AT, Norman Dawn, 1927); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD (AT, Mark Hartley, 2008); BABADOOK , THE (AT, Jennifer Kent, 2014); PETER PAN (US, P.J. Hogan, 2003); GREAT GATSBY, THE (US/AT, Baz Luhrman, 2013) Summary: "This edited collection assesses the complex historical and contemporary relationships between US and Australian cinema by tapping directly into discussions of national cinema, transnationalism and global Hollywood. While most equivalent studies aim to define national cinema as independent from or in competition with Hollywood, this collection explores a more porous set of relationships through the varied production, distribution and exhibition associations between Australia and the US. To explore this idea, the book investigates the influence that Australia has had on US cinema through the exportation of its stars, directors and other production personnel to Hollywood, while also charting the sustained influence of US cinema on Australia over the last hundred years. It takes two key points in time—the 1920s and 1930s and the last twenty years—to explore how particular patterns of localism, nationalism, colonialism, transnationalism and globalisation have shaped its course over the last century. The contributors re-examine the concept and definition of Australian cinema in regard to a range of local, international and global practices and trends that blur neat categorisations of national cinema. Although this concentration on US production, or influence, is particularly acute in relation to developments such as the opening of international film studios in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast over the last thirty years, the book also examines a range of Hollywood financed and/or conceived films shot in Australia since the 1920s." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9783319666754 Donation: Stephen Gaunson Contents: -- 1 Where I'm Calling From: An American-Australian Cinema? / Peter C Kunze -- pt I Across the Pacific: Looking to America -- 2 Rudimentary Modernism: Ken G Hall, Rear-Projection and 1930s Hollywood / Adrian Danks -- 3 Simulated Scenery: Travel Cinema, Special Effects and For the Term of His Natural Life / Leslie DeLassus -- 4 Representations and Hybridizations in First Nation Cinema: Change and Newness by Fusion / Jane Mills -- 5 Of Mothers and Madwomen: Mining the Emotional Terrain of Toni Collette's Anti-Star Persona / Fincina Hopgood -- pt II The View From There: Australian Films in the US -- 6 Accented Relations: Mad Max on US Screens / Tessa Dwyer -- 7 Talking Trash with Tarantino: Auteurism, Aesthetics and Authority in Not Quite Hollywood / Peter C Kunze -- 8 Australian Horror Movies and the American Market / Mark David Ryan -- 9 The Terrible Terrace: Australian Gothic Reimagined and the (Inner) Suburban Horror of The Babadook / Amanda Howell -- pt III Here and There: Crossing Between Australian, US and International Cinemas -- 10 American Cartel: Block Bookings and the Paramount Plan / Stephen Gaunson -- 11 The Multiplex Era / Jock Given -- 12 "Zest to the jaded movie palate": Wallace Worsley, Scott R Dunlap and The Romance of Runnibede / Jeannette Delamoir -- 13 Defining Neverland: P J Hogan, J M Barrie and Peter Pan in Post-Mabo Australia / Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield -- 14 Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby Telling a National Iconic Story Through a Transnational Lens / Lesley Hawkes -- index -- More info
Australian Film Festivals : audience, place, and exhibition culture / by Kirsten Stevens
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, c2016.
Call No: 151(94) STE Author: Stevens, Kirsten Source: AT/US Place: New York Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan PubDate: c2016 PhysDes: xi, 270 pages ; 22 cm Series: Framing film festivals Subject: FESTIVALS; FESTIVALS. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUDIENCES; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA; EXHIBITION; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; SOCIETY AND THE CINEMA Summary: "This is the first book to offer an in-depth examination of the history, operation, and growth of film festivals as a cultural phenomenon within Australia. Tracing the birth of film festivals in Australia in the 1950s through to their present abundance, it asks why film festivals have prospered as audience-driven spectacles throughout Australia, while never developing the same industry and market foci of their international fellows. Drawing on over sixty-years of archival records, festival commentary, interviews with festival insiders and ephemera, this book opens up a largely uncharted history of film culture activity in Australia. " -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9781137586377 Contents: -- 1: Introduction -- 2: Enthusiastic Amateurs: Origins of Australia's Film Festival Movement -- 3: Growth and Change: Curator-Led Festivals, Fragmenting Audiences, and Shifting Film Exhibition Cultures -- 4: From Film Weeks to Festivals: The Spread of the Urban Film Festival After 1980 -- 5: Between Success and Failure: Crisis and Recovery at the Melbourne International Film Festival -- 6: Programming Perceptions: Film Festivals and the Construction of Taste -- 7: A Festival for Every Occasion: Niche Programming, Event Culture, and Vertically Integrated Film Festivals -- 8: Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Early Features of Melbourne and Sydney Film Festival Programmes (1952-1965) -- Appendix 2: Summary of Select Film Culture and Festival Activities, 1960s-1970s -- Appendix 3: Selective List of Film Events in Melbourne, 1949-2000 -- Appendix 4: Film Festivals in Melbourne and Sydney, 2015 -- Notes -- archives and Research Collections -- Bibliography -- Index -- More info
The black list : film and tv projects since 1970 with Indigenous Australians in key creative roles
Sydney: Screen Australia, 2010.
Call No: 71(94)(=1-81) BLA Copy Management: Copy 1; Copy 2 CorpAuthor: Screen Australia Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Screen Australia PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 267 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. (chiefly col.) ; 15 x 21 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES AND THE CINEMA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL CINEMA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES AND TV; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES IN FILMS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES ON TV; INDIGENOUS; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF TV; HISTORY OF TV. AUSTRALIA Summary: "Produced by Screen Australia's Strategy & Research Unit, The Black List is an important addition to reference material on Indigenous filmmaking in Australia, cataloguing the work of 257 Indigenous Australians with credits as producer, director, writer, or director of photography on a total of 674 screen productions. It provides descriptive listings of drama and documentary titles where Indigenous Australians have been credited in the key creative roles. Listings go back as far as 1970 for feature films and telemovies, to 1980 for documentaries and mini-series, and to 1988 for shorts and series. Titles are indexed by year and by filmmaker, and the book also features a statistical summary and timeline of key titles and events."--Screen Australia web site. Notes: "June 2010"--Cover verso; Includes indices; Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as at 19/12/11: http://www.screenaustralia.gov.au/news_and_events/Media-Release-documents/2010/mr_100923_BlackList.pdf ISBN: 9781920998110 Contents: -- introduction -- chronology of Indigenous film & tv -- key statistics -- titles by year -- features -- tv drama -- documentaries: long -- documentaries: short -- short drama -- title listings -- features -- tv drama -- documentaries: long -- documentaries: short -- short drama -- indexes -- by key creatives -- by titles (A-Z) -- More info
Brown Brown Brown & Brown
Lumiere (June 1970) vol.1 iss.1 p.28-31 Author: Byrne, T.A. PhysDes: Article Subject: INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Summary: Article on the Brown family's involvement in the Australian film industry with members being on the first film cesnorship board, producing features for RKO and Warner Bros., making patriotic films in World War I, and pioneering early cinematography. More info
CInemas in Melbourne 1896-1942 / Daniel Catrice
Call No: 38(94) CAT Author: Catrice, Daniel Source: AT PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: viii, 239, vii leaves : ill. ; 30 cm Subject: CINEMAS; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA Notes: Submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of Master of Arts in Public History, Dept. of History; Summary : leaves iv-viii; Typescript; Thesis (M.A.)--Monash University, 1991; Includes bibliographical references (leaves i-xii) at end of text Contents: -- study brief -- acknowledgements -- introduction -- section one: a history of the cinema in Melbourne, 1896-1942 -- chapter 1: "the greatest wonder of the nineteenth century": 1896-1915 -- chapter 2: consolidation and growth: 1915 - 1919 -- chapter 3: the cinema boom: 1919-1929 -- chapter 4: depression and recovery -- epilogue -- appendices -- More info
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
Critical business : the new Australian cinema in review / Sandra Hall
Adelaide: Rigby, 1985.
Call No: 71(94) HAL Author: Hall, Sandra, 1942 Place: Adelaide Publisher: Rigby PubDate: 1985 PhysDes: 200 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; FILMOGRAPHIES. AUSTRALIA; GENRES; GENRES. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ROAD MOVIES; ROAD MOVIES. AUSTRALIA; ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); BARRY MCKENZIE HOLDS HIS OWN (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1974); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); DON'S PARTY (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1976); CLUB, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); PUBERTY BLUES (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1981); BREAKER MORANT (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1982); CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, THE (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1978); MONKEY GRIP (AT, Ken Cameron, 1982); WAKE IN FRIGHT (AT, Ted Kotcheff, 1971); RETURN OF CAPTAIN INVINCIBLE, THE (AT, Philippe Mora, 1982); CARS THAT ATE PARIS, THE (AT, Peter Weir, 1974); STORM BOY (AT, Henri Safran, 1976); PHAR LAP (AT, Simon Wincer, 1983); MAD DOG MORGAN (AT, Philippe Mora, 1976); SQUIZZY TAYLOR (AT, Kevin Dobson, 1982); MAN FROM HONG KONG, THE (AT/HK, Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1975); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); RAZORBACK (AT, Russell Mulcahy, 1984) ISBN: 0727020102 : $16.95 Aust LON: anb72702010; 3401972 More info
A cultural history of the bushranger legend in theatres and cinemas, 1828-2017 / Andrew James Couzens
London ; New York: Anthem Press, 2019.
Call No: 408.1(94) COU Author: Couzens, Andrew James Edition: 2019 Place: London ; New York Publisher: Anthem Press PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: ix, 246 pages : illustrated ; 24 cm Series: Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; BUSHRANGERS IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003); PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005); LUCKY MILES (AT, Michael James Rowland, 2007) Summary: The bushranger legend is an important component of Australia’s cultural history, with names like Ned Kelly and Ben Hall still provoking strong, if ambivalent, responses. Storytellers mobilize this legend in unique and exciting ways that reflect upon both the cultural and actual history of bushrangers, as well as speaking to contemporary concerns and driving debate on the national character. ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is a multidisciplinary investigation into the history of cultural representations of the bushranger legend on the stage and screen, charting that history from its origins in colonial theatre works performed while bushrangers still roamed Australia’s bush to contemporary Australian cinema. It considers the influences of industrial, political and social disruptions on these representations as well as their contributions to those disruptions.
‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is a comprehensive cultural history of representations of bushrangers in cinema and colonial theatre. Beginning with the bushranger legend’s establishment, it explores the formative years of the representational tradition, identifying the origins of characteristics and the social and industrial mechanisms through which they passed from history to popular theatre. Tracing the legend’s development, the book interrogates the promotion of these characteristics from a contested popular history to an officially sanctioned national outlook in the cinema. Finally, it analyzes the contemporary fragmentation of the bushranger legend, attending to the dissatisfactions and challenges that arose in response to political and social debates galvanized by the 1988 bicentenary.
The cultural history recounted in ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ provides not only an into the role of popular narrative representations of bushrangers in the development and reflection of Australian character, but also a detailed case study of the specific mechanisms at work in the symbiosis between a nation’s values and its creative production. Bushrangers have had a heightened though unstable significance in Australia due to the nation’s diverse population and historical insecurities and conflicts over colonial identity, land rights and settlement. Community often defined the bushrangers in their stage and screen appearances, and the challenges that these marginalized communities faced were absorbed into the political and social mainstream. ‘A Cultural History of the Bushranger Legend in Theatres and Cinemas, 1828–2017’ is an insight into the process through which the bushranger legend earned its cultural resonance in Australia. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781783088911 Contents: List of Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Defining the Bushranger Legend -- Part 1: Establishing the Legend; 1. The First Bushranger Melodrama; 2. Alfred Dampier and the Nationalistic Melodrama; 3. Wild West Shows and Wild Australia; 4. Hippodramas and Edward Irham Cole -- Part 2: Developing the Legend; 5. The Bushranger Genre from Stage to Screen; 6. The Bushranger Ban; 7. British and American Interventions in the Bushranger Legend; 8. Radical Nationalism and the Bushranger Legend -- Part 3: Fragmenting the Legend; 9. Historical Revisionism and the Bushranger Legend; 10. Diversification and Inclusiveness of the Bushranger Legend; 11. Globalization of the Bushranger Legend in Outlaw Road Movies -- Conclusion --Bibliography -- Index More info
A different kind of cinema : the silent years / Bruce Hodson
[Canberra]: National Library of Australia, Australian Council of Film Societies, June 1995.
Call No: 71(94) HOD Author: Hodsdon, Bruce Place: [Canberra] Publisher: National Library of Australia; Australian Council of Film Societies PubDate: June 1995 PhysDes: 24 p. : illus. ; 30 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; CORRICK FAMILY; BIOGRAPH; ON OUR SELECTION (AT, Raymond Longford, 1920); KID STAKES, THE (AT, Tal Ordell, 1927); SUNRISE (US, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1927); BEN HUR (US, Fred Niblo, 1925); CAMERAMAN, THE (US, Edward Sedgwick, 1928); WIND, THE (US, Victor Sjostrom, 1928) Notes: Looseleaf sheets in A4 folio ISBN: 0642106487 More info
The Documentary film in Australia / edited by Ross Lansell and Peter Beilby
North Melbourne: Cinema Papers in association with Film Victoria, c1982.
Call No: 761(94) DOC Copy Management: Copy 1; Copy 2 Author: Beilby, Peter; Lansell, Ross CorpAuthor: Film Victoria Place: North Melbourne Publisher: Cinema Papers in association with Film Victoria PubDate: c1982 PhysDes: 205 p. : ill., ports. ; 27 cm Subject: DOCUMENTARY FILMS. AUSTRALIA; ARCHIVES & INSTITUTES, FILM. AUSTRALIA; GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS. AUSTRALIA; FILMMAKING, AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1980's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; PRESERVATION OF FILMS. AUSTRALIA; PRODUCTION; PRODUCTION COMPANIES & STUDIOS. AUSTRALIA; BAKER, SUZANNE; EDWARDS, JOHN; MCMAHON, TERENCE; BRADBURY, DAVID; NOONAN, CHRIS; HURLEY, FRANK; GRIERSON, JOHN Summary: Collection of essays on Australian documentary, covering the history of documentary in Australia and world-wide up until the early 1980s, documentary production, interviews with key documentary makers, information on documentary preservation and repositories, and hypotheses on the future of documentary-making in Australia. Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0959564721 : $12.95 Aust LON: 2380995 Contents: 1. What is a documentary? / John Langer; 2. A brief history of the documentary -- 1890s Australia / Chris Long -- 1900s world-wide and Australia / Ray Edmonston, Jenny Trustum -- 1910s Australia / Chris Long -- World War 1 / Phil Taylor -- 1920s world-wide and Australia / Andrew Pike -- 1930s world-wide / Jonathan Dawson -- 1930s Australia / Chris Long -- Early 1940s World War 2 / Phil Taylor -- Late 1940s world-wide / Brian McFarlane -- Late 1940s Australia / Tom Politis -- 1950s world-wide / Keith Connolly -- 1950s Australia / Anthony Buckley -- 1960s world-wide / John Pruzanski -- 1960s Australia / Ross Lansell -- 1970s world-wide and Australia / Gillian Coote -- Some issues and concerns of the 1970s / Barbara Alysen, David McDougall, Noel Purdon and Albie Thoms -- The 1980s and beyond / Ian Stocks --; 3. Documentary production today -- Government / Bruce Moir -- Specialist film units / Robert Rothols -- Television / Brian Davies -- Commerce and industry / Eve Ash and Ian McFayden -- Independent / Curtis Levy; 4. Case-histories -- Government: Suzzane Baker, John Edwards, Oliver Howes and Stephen Ramsey / Ian Stocks -- Specialist film units: Ross Campbell / Robert Rothol -- Television: Jeremy Cornford and Peter Luck / Jeremy Cornford and Nick Herd -- Commerce and industry: Terence McMahon / Eve Ash -- Independent: David Bradbury and Chris Noonan / Barbara Alysen --; 5. The marketplace / Kim Dalton --; 6. Some documentary themes -- Documentary traditions before Grierson: the case of Frank Hurley / Andrew Pike -- The Grierson tradition / Jonathan Dawson -- Propaganda then and now / John Hughes -- The television age / Tom Haydon --; 7. Preserving the past / Barbara Alysen --; 8. The documentary of the future / Fred Harden More info
Exploiting the regional Queensland audience : Birch Carroll and Coyle's Wintergarden theatres, 1925-35
Studies in Australasian cinema (2007) vol.1 iss.3 p.333-351 Author: Cryle, Denis; Johansen, Grace PhysDes: Article Subject: BIRCH CARROLL AND COYLE; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; REGIONAL EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS. AUSTRALIA Summary: The authors examine the first decade of the Birch Carroll and Coyle consortium, focusing on its regional Wintergarden theatre chain and on its stated objective of bringing metropolitan sophistication to regional centres, in a period of industry optimism which coincided with the construction of its Wintergarden theatres throughout Queensland. The article draws on local print sources and interview material in order to explain and confirm the social appeal of cinema-going across a range of regional sites. The exploitation campaigns organized and coordinated by Birch Carroll and Coyle's regional and state managers in the midst of moral opposition, government regulation and press criticism, both before and after the advent of the talkies, is examined. Drawing extensively from industry journals of the period, the authors argue that press publicity, along with local stunts and staged events, formed an integral part of Birch Carroll and Coyle's concerted strategy to sell its Hollywood product and offset ongoing criticism within government and local communities. In conclusion, they examine the impact of the Depression on the industry in Queensland, including regional audiences, and assess its impact on Birch Carroll and Coyle's subsequent regional theatre publicity campaigns. -- Abstract More info
Featuring Australia : the cinema of Charles Chauvel / Stuart Cunningham
Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1991.
Call No: 81CHA CUN Author: Cunningham, Stuart Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Allen & Unwin PubDate: 1991 PhysDes: x, 214 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Series: Australian cultural studies Subject: DIRECTORS. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; LOCATION SHOOTING. AUSTRALIA; NATIONALISM AND THE CINEMA; WORLD WAR II AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; CHAUVEL, CHARLES; FORTY THOUSAND HORSEMEN (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1940); GREENHIDE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1926); HERITAGE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1935); IN THE WAKE OF THE BOUNTY (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1933); JEDDA (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1955); RATS OF TOBRUK, THE (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1944); SONS OF MATTHEW (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1949); UNCIVILISED (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1936); WALKABOUT (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1958) Summary: "FEATURING AUSTRALIA follows the exceptional career of Charles Chauvel and the films he made over a thirty-year span in the battling Australian film industry of the 1920s to the 1950s. Stuart Cunningham probes the work of Chauvel to examine his strange, ambitious and fascinating films and the industrial and cultural environment from which they emerged - giving an appreciation of the films which has never before been available. This book also offers new approaches to understanding Australian cinema, and show how Australian culture and society changed during the period of Chauvel's work. Running through these changes, however, are continuities based on Australia's status as an 'import culture' and the consequent frailties of its cultural identity." [Taken from book blurb] Notes: Includes index; Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-196); Bibliography: p. 197-201; Filmography: p. 175-177 ISBN: 0044422547 : price unknown LON: anb04442254; 7520705 7514911 More info
The films of John Hughes : a history of independent screen production in Australia / by John Cumming
St Kilda West, Vic.: Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM), c2014.
Call No: 81HUG CUM Author: Cumming, John Source: AT Place: St Kilda West, Vic. Publisher: Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) PubDate: c2014 PhysDes: 298p. : 24cm Series: The Moving Image Subject: PRODUCTION; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; HUGHES, JOHN (AT); MENACE (AT, John Hughes, 1977); NOVEMBER ELEVEN (AT, ?, 1978?); FILM WORK (AT, John Hughes, 1981); TRAPS (AT, John Hughes, 1985); ALL THAT IS SOLID (AT, John Hughes, 19887); ONE WAY STREET: FRAGMENTS FOR WALTER BENJAMIN (AT, John Hughes, 1992); WHAT I HAVE WRITTEN (AT, John Hughes, 1996); ARCHIVE PROJECT THE (AT, John Hughes, 2005); INDONESIA CALLING : JORIS IVENS IN AUSTRALIA (AT, John Hughes, 2009); LOVE & FURY: JUDITH WRIGHT & 'NUGGET' COOMBS (AT, John Hughes, 2013) Summary: "John Cumming's superb book is not only about the prodigous, exploratory, challenging films, videos and TV programs made by John Hughes - an underrated canny maverick of our national scene; it is also about what it takes to keep moving and changing with the times, how to negotiate with institutions and collaborate with sympathetic minds from other art forms, how to research and teach and theorise on the spot. Only after that concerted effort can a big picture - involving, in Hughes' case, a multimedia aesthetic of collage-design, and a long view of generations, conflicts, and transmissions in social history - be dscerned." -- BOOK BLURB ISBN: 9781876467234 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- introduction -- chapter 1: cybernetic synergies -- chapter 2: menace -- chapter 3: november eleven -- chapter 4: film-work -- chapter 5: traps -- chapter six: all that is solid -- chapter 7: one way street -- chapter 8: what I have written -- chapter nine: some aspects of Australian racism -- chapter 10: the archive project -- chapter 11: Indonesia calling and love & fury -- appendix 1: acronyms and abbreviations -- appendix II: filmography and media works - John Hughes -- appendix III: bibliography - John Hughes -- appendix: references -- appendix V: index -- More info
Greek cinema across Australia : behind the scenes / Peter M. Yiannoudes
Melbourne, Australia: Yiannoudes, Peter M., 2010.
Call No: 301.1-4(94+495) YIA Author: Yiannoudes, Peter M. Edition: English edition Source: AT Place: Melbourne, Australia Publisher: Yiannoudes, Peter M. PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 190 p. : ill. ; 25 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; GREECE; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. GREECE; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; DISTRIBUTION; YIANNOUDES, PETER M. Summary: "This book celebrates the 50 years of my prescence and work in Australia in the area of entertaining business for the Greek-Australian community and beyond. It also manifests the pleasure I had in working with people in Greece, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand in order to promote Greek Cinema as an important aspect in the life of Greek migrants, especially during the post-World War II period, when the chain migration movement from Greece and Cyprus to Australia reached its highest point. With this book, I record, evidence and bring to the attention of interested people unknown stories in the entertaining business in Australia and New Zealand. For Greek migrants of the late 50's and 60's, watching Greek movies was not just a way of amusing themselves, but a way of staying in touch with their homeland, its language and culture. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Published by author; This is the English edition ISBN: 9789963681204 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- dedication -- preface -- prologue -- chapter 1: the beginning is the half of everything -- chapter 2: Greek cinema and the Greek community -- chapter 3: beginning -- chapter 4: how and by whom were films brought to Australia -- chapter 5: our contacts with producers in Greece -- chapter 6: cinematic activities- new world film entertainment -- chapter 7: Greek film theatre venues -- chapter 8: screenings in the outback with a projector -- chapter 9: New Zealand -- chapter 10: advertising and promotion of films -- chapter 11: the most popular films in Australia -- chapter 12: Greek artists and their tour in Australia -- chapter 13: video and cinema -- chapter 14: other non-Greek films -- chapter 15: Mikis Theodorakis in Australia -- finale -- appendix 1 -- appendix 2 -- epilogue -- bibliography -- photo index in Greek edition -- More info
Greek cinema across Australia : behind the scenes / Peter M. Yiannoudes
Touch Editions, 2009.
Call No: 301.1-4(94+495) YIA Author: Yiannoudes, Peter M. Edition: 1st Source: AT Publisher: Touch Editions PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: 256 p. : ill. (some col.), 29 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; GREECE; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. GREECE; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; DISTRIBUTION; YIANNOUDES, PETER M. Summary: "This book celebrates the 50 years of my prescence and work in Australia in the area of entertaining business for the Greek-Australian community and beyond. It also manifests the pleasure I had in working with people in Greece, Cyprus, Australia and New Zealand in order to promote Greek Cinema as an important aspect in the life of Greek migrants, especially during the post-World War II period, when the chain migration movement from Greece and Cyprus to Australia reached its highest point. With this book, I record, evidence and bring to the attention of interested people unknown stories in the entertaining business in Australia and New Zealand. For Greek migrants of the late 50's and 60's, watching Greek movies was not just a way of amusing themselves, but a way of staying in touch with their homeland, its language and culture. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 216) and index; Text and captions in Greek and English; This edition mainly in Greek ISBN: 9789963681204 Contents: -- dedication -- a few words -- preface -- introduction -- chapter 1: a job started is half done -- chapter 2: Greek cinema and the Greek community -- chapter 3: the start -- chapter 4: importers of Greek films in Australia -- chapter 5: our contact people in Greece -- chapter 6: activities -- chapter 7: the venues where we screened Greek films -- chapter 8: moving around Australia with a projector -- chapter 9: New Zealand -- chapter 10: advertising and promotion of films -- chapter 11: the most commercial and popular films -- chapter 12: Greek artists and their tours in Australia -- chapter 13: video vs. cinema -- chapter 14: importing non-Greek movies -- chapter 15: the tour of Mikis Theodorakis in Australia -- the end -- bibliography -- acknowledgements -- appendicies -- index -- More info
Historical dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema / by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran, and Errol Vieth
Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, c2018.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 03(94:931) HIS Author: Aveyard, Karina; Moran, Albert; Vieth, Errol Edition: Second edition Source: AT/UK/US Place: Lanham, Maryland Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield PubDate: c2018 PhysDes: xxxv, 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm Series: Historical dictionaries of literature and the arts Subject: AUSTRALIA; NEW ZEALAND; FILM; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND Summary: " Australian Filmmakers have honed their skills and many have achieved critical and popular success at home and abroad, as have actors and other crew. American filmmakers and companies have found it cheaper to make films in Australia because wages and salaries are lower, tax rebates have been attractive and the expertise in most areas of filmmaking is comparable to that of anywhere in the world. Australian audiences make some of these films profitable, even if this is a small profit when considered in Hollywood terms. New Zealand filmmakers, cast and crew have shown that they are equal to the world's best in making films with international themes, other films have shown that the world is interested in New Zealand narratives and settings. Increased support for Maori filmmakers and stories has had a significant impact on production levels and on the diversity of stories that now reach the screen. It has also helped create more viable career paths for those who continue to be based in their home country." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Previous edition was written by Albert Moran and Errol Vieth and published by Scarecrow, 2005; Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-402) ISBN: 9781538111260 Contents: -- editor's foreword -- preface -- reader's note -- Australia -- acronyms and abbreviations -- Chronology -- Introduction -- The dictionary -- New Zealand / Aotearoa -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Chronology -- Introduction -- The dictionary -- bibliography -- about the authors -- More info
Life with a purpose: conversations with Edwin James Schefferle : Scheff : librarian, acquisitions officer and deputy head, State Film Centre of Victoria / edited by Ross Campbell
Parkville, Victoria: Bill Kerr, 2015.
Call No: 81SCH LIF Author: Campbell, Ross (ed.) Source: AT Place: Parkville, Victoria Publisher: Bill Kerr PubDate: 2015 PhysDes: 141 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm Subject: STATE FILM CENTRE OF VICTORIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; SCHEFFERLE, EDWIN JAMES Summary: "Our friend and colleague Edwin (Scheff) Schefferle to all who knew him, was a man of many facets, a visionary, a quiet achiever. But few of us knew the complete picture. This publication sets out to rectify that situation, by way of a series of personal reminiscences, to discover more of the extraordinary life of the man we all loved and admired so dearly..." -- First page, under Table of Contents Notes: Cover title; "Edited by Ross Campbell" -- back cover ISBN: 9780987333766 Donation: donated by Bill Kerr Contents: -- family life in Geelong -- interview by John Turner -- interview by Dorothy Jenkins -- 3RRR film buff's forecast -- personal reflections -- Scheff & children's films -- obituary: groundbreaking champion of film, enriched the lives of thousands -- More info
The Ned Kelly Films : a cultural history of Kelly history / by Stephen Gaunson
Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2013.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 408.1 GAU Author: Gaunson, Stephen Source: UK/US Place: Bristol, UK Publisher: Intellect PubDate: 2013 PhysDes: xii, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; BUSHRANGERS IN FILMS; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003) Summary: "Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions Ned Kelly has become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema. Covering all nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies, this book provides a study of all Kelly films that have been made." -- LIBARIES AUSTRALIA
The Kelly films: -- The Perth Fragment (1906) -- The Story of the Kelly Gang (Charles Tait 1906) -- The story of the Kelly Gang (William Gibson and Millard Johnson 1910) -- The Kelly Gang (Harry Southwell 1919) -- When the Kellys were out (Harry Southwell 1923) -- When the Kellys rode (Harry Southwell 1934) --The Glenrowan affair (Rupert Kathner 1951) -- Ned Kelly: Australian paintings by Sidney Nolan (Tim Burstall 1960) -- Ned Kelly (William Sterling 1960) -- The Stringybark Massacre (Garry Shead 1967) -- Ned Kelly (Tony Richardson 1970) -- The Trial of Ned Kelly (John Gauci 1977) -- The last outlaw (Kevin James Dobson and George Miller 1980) -- Reckless Kelly (Yahoo Serious 1993) -- Ned Kelly (Gregor Jordan 2003) -- Ned (Abe Forsythe 2003) -- Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index; Replacement copy accessioned 8 December 2017 ISBN: 9781841506364 Contents: -- list of figures -- foreword -- acknowledgments -- the Kelly films -- backstory -- introduction -- chapter 1: 'Bandits on the margin of the margin': 1906-1951 -- chapter 2: the Hagiographic bandit: 1960-2003 -- chapter 3: new age Ned: social banditry and Romance -- chapter 4: outlawed: Stringybark and the Jerilderie letter -- chapter 5: the noble bandit: Irish sympathy and other sympathy -- chapter 6: 'Die like a Kelly, Son': Glenrowan and trial -- conclusion -- appendix: cast and crew -- works cited -- index -- ID2: 190 URL status: URL: 'https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rmit/detail.action?docID=1334337'
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Ned Kelly & the Movies 1906-2003 : representation, social banditry & history / by Stephen Gaunson
Call No: 408.1 GAU Author: Gaunson, Stephen Source: AT PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 278p. ; 30cm Subject: KELLY [NED] IN FILMS; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; STORY OF THE KELLY GANG, THE (AT, Charles Tait, 1906); GLENROWAN AFFAIR, THE (AT, Rupert Kathner, 1951); NED KELLY (UK, Tony Richardson, 1970); NED KELLY (AT/UK, Gregor Jordan, 2003); RECKLESS KELLY (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993); NED (AT, Abe Forsythe, 2003) Summary: "This PhD thesis investigates the fascinating subject of the Ned Kelly movies. Since the early days of Australian film production, movies on Kelly were appearing at regular intervals, and certainly, they are a significant addition to cinema studies and cultural history. Yet, beyond the movies, this thesis discusses Kelly's nineteenth century cultural industry, which played a significant role in commodifying Ned as an important figure of popular entertainment. Indeed, the performance customs and social practices established during Kelly's historic Outbreak of 1878-1880 were taken into the moving pictures in the twentieth century. Kelly's representation though has not been a fixed artefact, and by examining his twentieth and twenty-first century cinema representation, this thesis explores how the origins of his popular image have continued in popular culture. With this thesis adding to the growing field of research on celluloid bandits, it demonstrates the importance of understanding how the Kelly films shift beyond the normal parameters of cinema studies and delve into broader areas of cultural history. As it argues, the Kelly movies are significantly influenced by popular history as well as Kelly's tradition of visual imagery, folk songs and literature. " -- ABSTRACT Notes: A thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. Contents: -- abstract -- glossary -- abbreviations -- movies evaluated in this study -- introduction -- the social bandit -- literature review -- overview of chapters -- chapter 1: The Kelly Outbreak -- April 1878 - October 1878 -- December 1878 - June 1880 -- July 1880 - November 1880 -- chapter 2: Ned Kelly becomes a social bandit -- the early movies: 1906 - 1951 -- the later movies: 1970 - 2003 -- chapter three: Irish representation -- landscape -- dancing and singing -- the Jerilderie letter part 1 -- chapter 4: Kelly sympathy -- friends, relatives and lovers -- Ned's new chums -- Aboriginals -- chapter 5: The Victoria police -- the Jerilderie letter part 2 -- Aboriginal 'black' trackers -- chapter 6: The noble robber -- dandy Ned -- James 'Sandy' Gloster -- bail up -- chapter 7: 'Die like a Kelly, Son' -- Aaron Sherritt -- protective armour -- death -- conclusion -- appendix: cast and crew -- movies cited -- literature cited -- More info
Old debts: the unsung relationship between Australia's film and advertising industries
Studies in Australasian cinema (2008) vol.2 iss.1 p.33-45 Author: Crawford, Robert PhysDes: Article Subject: INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; ADVERTISING. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ADVERTISING. TV. AUSTRALIA; ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); CROCODILE DUNDEE (AT, Peter Faiman, 1986) Summary: This study surveys the relationship that has developed between Australia's advertising and film industries from the early twentieth century to the present. Throughout this period there has been a continuous exchange of skills, talent and ideas between the two industries. While the flow has been two ways, it will be argued that the advertising industry's contribution to the film industry has been greater. Australia's advertising industry functioned as a nursery for the nation's film industry, identifying and training the nation's aspiring film-makers whilst providing them with access to a large audience. The globalization of both industries has similarly reinforced this relationship, ensuring that the film industry remains indebted to its commercial cousin. -- Abstract More info
The Picture Palaces of Melbourne / Trevor Walters
[Mentone, Vic.]: [Trevor Walters], 2009.
Call No: 38(94) WAL Author: Walters, Trevor Edition: rev. 2009 ed. Source: AT Place: [Mentone, Vic.] Publisher: [Trevor Walters] PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: 282 p. : ill. ; 30 cm Subject: CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. ATHENAEUM; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. CAPITOL [VIC]; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. REGENT THEATRE; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA. STATE FILM THEATRE (VIC); EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1970's; HISTORY OF EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA Summary: "Sparkling glass, gleaming gold, polished wood. Plush seats, awesome chandeliers, welcoming attendants in crisp uniforms. A mighty Wurlitzer that rose up from the bowels and burst into enchanting, entrancing chords at the hands of a musical maestro. It was Saturday night at the "flicks", and for thirty years, the Regent, State and Capitol Theatres provided the weekly entertainment for thouands of families - their awesome opulence and fastidious staff presentation as much part of the experience as the heroics of the stars on the silver screen. Then came television... Trevor Walters, steeped in the cinema industry, traces the startling rise and dramatic fall of those exciting, enchanting edifices of entertainment, the Picture Palaces of Melbourne" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Cover title ISBN: 0975101714 Contents: -- the picture palaces of melbourne -- introduction -- capitol theatre -- state theatre -- regent theatre -- melbourne's picture theatres from silents to the present -- melbourne's picture theatres the 70mm houses -- hoyts plaza theatre the cinerama years -- they dont call them suburban picture theatres anymore -- stories from the cinema industry -- epilogue -- ID2: 257 More info
Raymond Longford's The Sentimental Bloke : the restored version / by Anthony Buckley [and 3 others]
Canberra: National Film & Sound Archive, [2009?].
Call No: 79SEN BUC Author: Buckley, Anthony; Case, Dominic; Edmondson, Ray; Pike, Andrew Source: AT Place: Canberra Publisher: National Film & Sound Archive PubDate: [2009?] PhysDes: 232 p. : ill., ports ; 19 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1919) Summary: "a scholarly book on The Sentimental bloke, with chapters on the restoration of the film and the Larrikin as a quintessential figure in early Australian cinema" -- LIBRARIES AUSTRALIA Notes: This is a scholarly book on The Sentimental bloke; This book originally accompanied the actual movie on dvd. We only have the book, not the dvd Contents: -- the authors -- introduction/acknowledgments -- contents -- chapter 1 -- Raymond Longford: the Sentimental Bloke -- endnotes -- Chapter 2 -- the life and times of The Sentimental Bloke -- C.J. Dennis: 'the laureate of the Larrikin' -- the filmmakers -- the cast and crew -- on location in the 'loo -- the voice of authenticity -- the release -- the bloke and images of men in Australian cinema -- Doreen and images of women in Australian cinema -- the legacy of the bloke -- the life and times of The Sentimental Bloke -- in conclusion -- endnotes -- chapter 3 -- the restoration of The Sentimental Bloke -- chapter 3.1 -- The Sentimental blonde...er, bloke -- chapter 3.2 -- the restoration of The Sentimental Bloke -- endnotes -- chapter 4 -- filmography of Raymond Longford and Lottie Lyell -- chapter 5 -- four versions of the film's intertitles -- chapter 6.1 -- documents from the State Archives -- chapter 6.2 -- Longford typescript memoir -- chapter 6.3 -- contemporary journal articles -- 1918 -- 1919 -- 1920 -- 1921 -- 1922 -- 1955 -- chapter 6.4 -- films mentioned in the dvd commentary -- chapter 6.5 -- selected further reading -- index -- More info
Reel Men : Australian masculinity in the movies, 1949-1962 / by Chelsea Barnett
Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Publishing, 2019.
Call No: 451-01(94) BAR Author: Barnett, Chelsea Source: AT Place: Carlton, Victoria Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: vii, 233 pages ; 22 cm Subject: MEN IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS; MASCULINITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1940's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1950's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1960's; JEDDA (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1955); SMILEY (UK, Anthony Kimmins, 1956); SHIRALEE, THE (AT, Leslie Norman, 1957) Summary: "Set against the shifting social and political backdrop of a nation throwing off the shackles of one war yet faced with the instability of the new world order, Reel Men probes the concept of 1950s masculinity itself, asking what it meant to be an Australian man at this time. Offering a compelling exploration of the Australian fifties, the book challenges the common belief that the fifties was a 'dead' era for Australian filmmaking. Reel Men engages with fourteen Australian feature films made and released between 1949 and 1962, and examines the multiple masculinities in circulation at this time. Dealing with beloved Australian films like Jedda (1955), Smiley (1956), and The Shiralee (1957), and national icons of the silver screen including Chips Rafferty, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, and Peter Finch, Reel Men delves into our cultural past to dismantle powerful assumptions about film, the fifties, and masculinity in Australia." -- BOOK BACK COVER Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index ISBN: 9780522872477 Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- 1 the Australian film industry: dead or alive? -- 2 Australian nation, Australian men -- 3 beyond the breadwinner -- 4 assimilation stories -- 5 anything for the family? -- 6 more than mates? -- conclusion -- bibliography -- index -- More info
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Rethinking distribution : developing the parameters for a micro-analysis of the movement of motion pictures
Studies in Australasian cinema (2007) vol.1 iss.3 p.315-331 Author: Thorne, Ross PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; DISTRIBUTION. AUSTRALIA; CINEMAS. AUSTRALIA; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA Summary: Although there is a plethora of popular and academic literature on ‘cinema’ little, if any, explains the day-to-day management of getting films from the distributor to the cinema, from cinema to cinema, and from cinema back to the distributor. The author's discovery of a cache of historic film-hire documents, normally discarded after a couple of years, has thrown light on this aspect of micro-management of film distribution. From some 3,500 documents for the 1950s decade Ross Thorne has produced a database covering about 80 per cent of the films shown at one small-town cinema in New South Wales. Analysis of the database shows how complex cinema management was and how, up until the coming of television, the railways played a crucial role in the organization of the regional entertainment business. -- Abstract More info
The shadowcatchers : a history of cinematography in Australia / Martha Ansara
Sydney: Austcine Publishing, c2012.
Call No: 802.3(94) ANS Author: Ansara, Martha Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Austcine Publishing PubDate: c2012 PhysDes: 288 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm Subject: CINEMATOGRAPHY. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NEWSREELS Summary: "Contains photographs of working cinematographers from 1901 to the present, with historical text, biographies of Australian cinematographers & fascinating personal anecdotes from the film industry. Reveals little-known information about the role of cinematographers in Australian cinema, & challenges popular conceptions of our national film history." - TROVE -- The following cinematographers are included in this book: Burt Ive, the Higgins Brothers, Lacey Percival, Frank Hurley, the Burnes, J.W. (Bill) Trerise, George Heath, Damien Parer, Ross Wood, Volk Mol, Ron Windon, Neil Davis, David Brill, Russell Boyd, Don McAlpine, Peter James, Jim Frazier, David Parer, Jan Kenny, Dean Semler, John Seale, Andrew Lesnie, Pieter de Vries, Dion Beebe. Notes: Includes index; Warning to Walpiri: Please be aware that there is a photo in this book which may contain images of deceased Walpiri people ISBN: 9780987225214 More info
Telling Stories: cinema, history & experience : The XIIIth Biennial Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, November 16-19, 2006 / conference presented by RMIT and Monash University, co-convened by Adrian Danks, Con Verevis, Deb Verhoeven, and Deane Williams, with assistance from Ken Berryman (National Film and Sound Archive)
Call No: 45:93 HIS CorpAuthor: RMIT; Monash University Source: AT Place: [Melbourne] PubDate:  PhysDes: 147p. ; 21 cm Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. NEW ZEALAND; HISTORY OF TV; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA; TELEVISION AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; CONFERENCES. AUSTRALIA; CONFERENCES. AUSTRALIA. FILM AND HISTORY; CONFERENCES. AUSTRALIA. FILM AND HISTORY. 2006; CONFERENCES. AUSTRALIA. HISTORY AND FILM Summary: "The Film and History Conference is held every two years and is an opportunity for international film scholars, archivists, and filmmakers to present their thoughts on recent debates and events in the fields of: film history, national and transnational cinemas, film theory, film practice and the importance of cinema to specific communities...the XIIIth Biennial Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Film and History Association will adopt four main themes: Historical Film Theory and Criticism, Film, Memory and Allusion, The Social Experience of Cinema-going, The Junction of Television and Film" -- INTRODUCTION Notes: This is copy 2, there is another copy listed on the system (different DB Textworks entry), but it cannot presently be located; Notes on conference: XIII Conference of the Film and History Association of Australia and New Zealand More info
'Three miles of rough dirt road' : towards an audience-centred approach to cinema studies in Australia
Studies in Australasian cinema (2007) vol.1 iss.3 p.245-60 Author: Bowles, Kate PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA Summary: 'Cinema studies in Australia has conventionally focused on the national production industry, the government policies that sustain and protect it, and the films that it has produced. The role of the Australian audience in shaping the market for Australian films is less well understood, and yet assumptions about audiences and the benefit offered to them in terms of cultural learning and national identity are embedded in policy rhetoric, and are necessarily invoked in the critique of content which accompanies a textually focused approach to national cinema. This article proposes that Australian cinema audiences, whatever they are watching, play a more significant role in the Australian public sphere than Australian films...' -- Taken from abstract More info
Transnational Australian Cinema : ethics in the Asian Diasporas / by Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill, and Audrey Yue
Lanham: Lexington Books, c2013.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 408.1(5/94) KHO Author: Khoo, Olivia; Smaill, Belinda; Yue, Audrey Source: UK/US Place: Lanham Publisher: Lexington Books PubDate: c2013 PhysDes: vii, 207 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ASIANS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; ASIANS IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA Summary: "This book provides the first in-depth study of a history of Asian Australian cinema. Structured through case studies that progress chronologically, the book examines Australian cinema's transnationality through its under-examined cinematic encounters with Asia. " -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references, filmography and index ISBN: 9780739173244 Contents: -- Reframing Australian cinema: transnationalism, ethics, and Asian Australian cinema -- Asian stereotypes in 1920s -- Australian cinema: the cook, the thief, the wife and lover -- Colombo plan documentary: Australia and Asia in the postwar era -- The transnationalisation of the Australian western: Japanese-Australian productions in the late 1960's -- Romance, Entrepreneurialism, and the intercultural couple -- The global back of beyond: ethics and the Asian Australian road movie -- Landscape cinema: asianness and indigeneity -- new ethics in the Asian Australian short film -- The community cultural development of action cinema -- Co-productions and new queer paradigms for mobilities and migration -- bibliography -- filmography -- index -- URL status: URL: 'https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/rmit/detail.action?docID=1155203'
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Twice born : Dionysos Films and the establishment of a Greek film circuit in Australia
Studies in Australasian cinema (2007) vol.1 iss.1 p.275-298 Author: Verhoeven, Deb PhysDes: Article Subject: HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; DISTRIBUTION. AUSTRALIA; EXHIBITION. AUSTRALIA; AUDIENCES. AUSTRALIA; ETHNIC GROUPS AND THE CINEMA Summary: From the late 1940s until the late 1970s Melbourne was home to a dynamic Greek cinema circuit made up of some 30 different inner-city and suburban venues operated by a handful of vertically integrated exhibition/distribution businesses. Dionysos Films was amongst the first Greek film exhibition/distribution companies to form in Australia and from 1949 until 1956 it operated with little significant competition, establishing the parameters for a diasporic Greek film circuit that stretched across regional and metropolitan Australia and into New Zealand. This article measures the shadow cast by Dionysos Films (and its charismatic proprietor Stathis Raftopoulos) over the history of Antipodean Greek film experiences and the implications that this neglected aspect of Australian and Greek film history has for our understanding of the national cinemas in both countries. -- Abstract More info
Waves of optimism : ebbs and flows in Australia's film history
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When it all started : Politics and policies of the Australian film industry from the revival to the international breakthrough
Studies in Australasian cinema (2011) vol.5 iss.1 p.43-57 Author: Formica, Serena PhysDes: Article Subject: STATE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRY, FILM. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION Summary: In the late 1960s, the Australian film industry was in crisis: audiences were turning to television programmes, in part because they offered more Australian content, and the commercially successful screen comedies of the so-called Ocker were perceived to be damaging the image of Australia abroad. In the 1970s, realizing the potential of cinema as a cultural flagship, the government invested heavily in the film industry through the establishment of the Australian Film Commission (AFC) for the purpose of promoting of high-quality productions. This article examines the main polices of the AFC, and argues that its role in transforming the film industry from a ‘cottage industry into a business’ (Murray 1990: 14) has been overestimated by Australian cinema scholars such as Dermody and Jacka, David Stratton and Tom O'Regan. The AFC's role as a government body meant that the Commission was more accountable to the government than to film industry professionals, such as producers and filmmakers. The final section of this article examines the producers' reactions to the AFC's policies, and argues that their role within the revival of the Australian film industry has been overlooked and, possibly, underestimated. -- Abstract More info
Women film-makers in Australia : (1920 - 1933) / Sally Speed
[Australia] : [s.n.], 1984:
Call No: 462-02(94) SPE Author: Speed, Sally Place: [Australia] : [s.n.], 1984 PhysDes: 64 leaves ; 30 cm Subject: WOMEN FILMMAKERS. AUSTRALIA; LYELL, LOTTIE; LOVELY, LOUISE; MCDONAGH, PAULETTE; MCDONAGH, ISABEL; PAVIS, YVONNE; HOWARD, KATE; MALLON, MARY; DE LA RUZE, JULIETTE; KELLERMAN, ANNETTE; SENTIMENTAL BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1919); THOSE WHO LOVE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1926); FAR PARADISE, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1928); CHEATERS, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1931); TWO MINUTES SILENCE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1933); POSSUM PADDOCK (AT, Kate Howard, 1921); BLUE MOUNTAINS MYSTERY, THE (AT, Raymond Longford & Lottie Lyell, 1921); DINKUM BLOKE, THE (AT, Raymond Longford, 1923); FISHERS GHOST (AT, Lottie Lyell, 1924); PETER VERNON'S SILENCE (AT, Lottie Lyell, 1925); CIRCUMSTANCE (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); DAUGHTER OF AUSTRALIA (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); SUNSHINE SALLY (AT, Yvonne Pavis, 1922); JEWELLED NIGHTS (AT, Louise Lovely & Wilton Welch, 1925); CHEATERS, THE (AT, Paulette McDonagh, 1929); HISTORY OF CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY OF CINEMA. SILENT PERIOD; HISTORY OF CINEMA. TRANSITION SILENT-SOUND; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1920's; HISTORY OF CINEMA. 1930's; EXHIBITION OF SILENT FILMS LON: abn98267376; 14063689 More info