The 250 greatest films you've never seen : Aus/NZ
Empire (Australian Ed.) (October 2007) iss.79 p.52-53 PhysDes: Article Subject: ROADGAMES (AT, Richard Franklin, 1981); PATRICK (AT, Richard Franklin, 1978); ALEXANDRA'S PROJECT (AT, Rolf De Heer, 2003); QUIET AMERICAN, THE (US, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1957); PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005) Summary: List of little-known Australian and New Zealand films, ranging from 1978-2005 More info
Aural Auteur : sound in the films of Rolf De Heer / David Bruno Starrs
Brisbane, Queensland: 2009.
Call No: 81:634DEH STA Author: Starrs, David Bruno Source: AT Place: Brisbane, Queensland PubDate: 2009 PhysDes: 263 p. : ill. ; 30 cm Subject: AUTEUR THEORY; DIRECTORS. AUSTRALIA; SOUND; THEORY; DE HEER, ROLF; DANCE ME TO MY SONG (AT, Rolf de Heer, 1998); DR PLONK (AT, Rolf de Heer, 2007); EPSILON (AT/IT, Rolf de Heer, 1995); OLD MAN WHO READ LOVE STORIES (AT/SP/FR/NL, Rolf de Heer, 2000); PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005); TRACKER, THE (AT, Rolf de Heer, 2002) Summary: "An interpretative methodology for understanding meaning in cinema since the 1950s, auteur analysis is an approach to film studies in which an individual, usually the director, is studied as the author of his or her films. The principal argument of this thesis is that proponents of auteurism have privileged examination of the visual components in a film-makers' body of work, neglecting the potentially significant role played by sound.
The thesis seeks to address this problematic imbalance by interrogating the creative use of sound in the films written and directed Rolf de Heer, asking the question, "Does his use of sound make Rolf de Heer and aural auteur?" In so far as the term 'aural' encompasses everything in the film that is heard by the audience, the analysis seeks to discover if de Heer has, as Peter Wollen suggests of the auteur and her or his directing of the visual components (1968, 1972 and 1998), unconsciously left a detectable aural signature on his films.
The thesis delivers an innovative outcome by demonstrating that auteur analysis that goes beyond the mise-en-scene (i.e. visuals) is productive and worthwhile as an interpretative response to film. De Heer's use of the aural point of view and binaural sound recording, his interest in providing a 'voice' for marginalised people, his self-penned song lyrics, his close and early collaboration with composer Graham Tardif and sound desinger Jim Currie, his 'hands-on' approach to sound recording and sound editing and his predilection for making films about sound are all shown to be examples of de Heer's aural auteurism.
As well as the three published (or accepted for publication) interviews with de Heer, Tardif and Currie, the dissertation consists of seven papers refereed and published (or accepted for publication) in journals and internatiional conference proceedings, a literature review and a unifying essay. The papers presented are close textual analyses of de Heer's films which, when considered as a whole, support the thesis' overall argument and serve as comprehensive auteur analysis, the first such sustained study of his work, and the first with an emphasis on the aural. " -- ABSTRACT Notes: Presented to the Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Thesis (Ph.D.)--Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, 2009; Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-231) Contents: -- part one: introduction -- chapter 1: the research problem, objective/aims, subject and methodologies -- chapter 2: the literature and contextual review -- part two: the seven refereed and published papers of the thesis -- chapter 3: a paper utilising genre analysis and signalling an interest in the auteurism of Rolf de Heer -- chapter 4: the first of two papers utilising standard auteur analysis -- chapter 5: the second of two papers utilising standard auteur analysis -- chapter 6: a paper arguing for the methodological innovation of the thesis: aural auteur analysis -- chapter 7: the first of three papers utilising aural auteur analysis -- chapter 8: the second of three papers utilising aural auteur analysis -- chapter 9: the third of three papers utilising aural auteur analysis -- part three: conclusion -- chapter 10: the unifying essay -- 11: references/bibliography and filmography -- 12: appendicies -- list of figures -- 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
Finding Queensland in Australian cinema : poetics and screen geographies / Allison Craven
London ; New York: Anthem Press, 2016.
Call No: 71(943) CRA Author: Craven, Allison Source: UK/US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Anthem Press PubDate: 2016 PhysDes: xii, 158 pages ; 24 cm Series: Anthem studies in Australian literature and culture Subject: QUEENSLAND; LOCATION SHOOTING. AUSTRALIA: QUEENSLAND; LANDSCAPES IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES IN FILMS; AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES AND THE CINEMA; INDIGENOUS PEOPLE'S CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; SEA IN FILMS; IRISHMAN, THE (AT, Don Crombie, 1978); JEDDA (AT, Charles Chauvel, 1955); AGE OF CONSENT (AT, Michael Powell, 1969); NIM'S ISLAND (US, Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, 2008); UNINHABITED (AT, Bill Bennett, 2010); COOLANGATTA GOLD, THE (AT, Igor Auzins, 1984); PETER PAN (US, P.J. Hogan, 2003); REMOTE AREA NURSES [TV] (AT, David Caesar/Catriona Mackenzie, 2005); STRAITS, THE [TV] (AT, 2012-); PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005); MYSTERY ROAD (AT Ivan Sen, 2013) Summary: This book comprises a collection of essays exploring aspects of gender, race and place in selected Australian films in various phases of Australian cinema: from Charles Chauvel’s 'Jedda' (1955), to the ‘period’ films of the New Wave in the 1970s, to the emergence of Indigenous filmmakers in the late 1990s, and the contemporary era of transnational productions in Australia. The spectacle of Australian cinema in these essays suggests the transitional energies of a growing industry and the regional nuances of gender, place and culture. The book draws on a range of scholarly sources and an extensive filmography in investigating Australian cinema history in the latter twentieth century, and in highlighting recent trends in promotion of Australia as a film-production destination ISBN: 9781783085491 Contents: Introduction: regional features -- Backtracks: landscape and identity. Period features, heritage cinema: region, gender and race in The Irishman -- Heritage enigmatic: the silence of the dubbed in Jedda and The Irishman -- Silences in paradise. Tropical gothic and the music of the Cane Fields in Radiance -- Island girls friday: women, adventure and the Tropics -- Masculine dramas of the coast. The sunshine boys: Peter Pan and The iron man in the coastal cinemas of Queensland -- A Pacific parable: cave and coastal masculinities in Sanctum regional backtracks -- Unknown Queensland in Torres Strait television: RAN and The straits -- Back to the back: genre Queensland and Westerns in Winton -- Conclusion More info
The proposition : shooting script / an original screenplay by Nick Cave
Empire (Australian Ed.) (March 2006) iss.60 p.100 More info
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PROPOSITION, THE : (US, Lesli Linka Glatter, 1998)
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PROPOSITION THE : (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005)
[The proposition : poster]
Call No: P PRO PhysDes: 1 poster : col. ; 101 X 68 cm. Subject: PROPOSITION, THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005) Summary: Image: Features a profile shot of Guy Pearce his arm is outstretched and he is holding a gun. Also has a smaller photo of Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, John Hurt, David Wenham and Emily Watson. Notes: Poster is quite glossy and their seems to be a number of scratches on the image of Guy Pearce. More info
Empire (Australian Ed.) (March2006) iss.60 p.40 More info
The white woman's burden : whiteness and the neo-colonialist historical imagination in The proposition
Studies in Australasian cinema (2009) vol.3 iss.3 p.265-278 Author: Williams, Marise PhysDes: Article Subject: IMPERIALISM AND THE CINEMA AUSTRALIA; WOMEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; PROPOSITION THE (AT/UK, John Hillcoat, 2005) Summary: John Hillcoat's film The Proposition (2005), written by Nick Cave and set in a late 1880s Australian outback, is a colonial ballad of rape, murder, revenge and fratricide. The central narrative arc is concerned with relations between men, the English Captain Stanley and the Irish Burns gang representing, respectively, the law and the lawless, civilizing imperialists and wild colonials. Drawing on Richard Dyer's White, this article explores the gender-coded white racial imagery of the film and argues that the figure of the white woman signifies what is really at stake: a cultural and racial logic of whiteness as definitive of the Australian. More info