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
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
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RECKLESS KELLY : (US, Yahoo Serious [pseud. of Greg Praed], 1993)
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