2007 Heroes of the year : Kodi Smit-McPhee
Empire (Australian Ed.) (February 2008) iss.83 p.98 More info
The lost child complex in Australian film : Jung, story and playing beneath the past / Terrie Waddell
Abingdon, Oxon : New York: Routledge, 2019.
Available at ProQuest (RMIT login required) Call No: 11378 Author: Waddell, Terrie Edition: 2019 Place: Abingdon, Oxon : New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2019 PhysDes: vii, 162 pages ; 24 cm Subject: AUSTRALIA; BABADOOK , THE (AT, Jennifer Kent, 2014); BEAUTIFUL KATE (AT, Rachel Ward, 2009); CHILD ABUSE; CHILDREN AND THE CINEMA; FRAN (AT, Glenda Hambly, 1985); LION (AT, Garth Davis, 2016); MANGANINNIE (AT, John Honey, 1980); ORANGES AND SUNSHINE (UK/AT, Jim Loach, 2011); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); RABBIT-PROOF FENCE (AT, Phillip Noyce, 2001); ROMULUS, MY FATHER (AT, Richard Roxburgh, 2007); SOUND OF ONE HAND CLAPPING, THE (AT, Richard Flanagan, 1998); WINFREY, OPRAH Summary: Waddell explores ‘the lost child’ in its many manifestations, as an element of the individual and collective psyche, historically related to the trauma of colonisation and war, and as key theme in Australian cinema from the industry’s formative years to the present day. The films discussed in textual depth transcend literal lost in the bush mythologies, or actual cases of displaced children, to focus on vulnerable children renderedlost through government and institutional practices, and adult/parental characters developmentally arrested by comforting or traumatic childhood memories. The victory/winning fixation governing the USA – diametrically opposed to the lost child motif – is also discussed as a comparative example of the mesmerising nature of the cultural complex. Examining iconic characters and events, such as the Gallipoli Campaign and Trump’s presidency, and films such as The Babadook, Lion, and Predestination, this book scrutinises the way in which a culture talks to itself, about itself. This analysis looks beyond the melancholy traditionally ascribed to the lost child, by arguing that the repetitive and prolific imagery that this theme stimulates, can be positive and inspiring.
The Lost Child Complex in Australian Film is a unique and compelling work which will be highly relevant for academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian ideas, cultural studies, screen and media studies. It will also appeal to Jungian psychotherapists and analytical psychologists as well as readers with a broader interest in Australian history and politics. -- publisher's web site ISBN: 9781138939691 More info
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ROMULUS, MY FATHER : (AT, Richard Roxburgh, 2007)
Romulus, my father : final shooting script / screenplay by Nick Drake; based on the novel Romulus, my father by Raimond Gaita
Romulus, my father : : the screenplay / screenplay by Nick Drake ; based on the book by Raimond Gaita
Sydney: Currency Press, 2007.
Call No: 79ROM DRA Author: Drake, nick Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: xxviii, 100 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 21 cm. Subject: ROMULUS, MY FATHER (AT, Richard Roxburgh, 2007) Summary: Based on Raimond Gaita's critically acclaimed memoir. It tells the story of Romulus, his beautiful wife, Christina, and their struggle in the face of great adversity to bring up their son, Raimond. It is a story of impossible love that ultimately celebrates the unbreakable bond between father and son, which is central to this story. ISBN: 9780868198101 More info
Romulus, My Father
Empire (Australian Ed.) (December 2007) iss.81 p.119 More info
[Romulus, my father : poster]
Call No: P ROM PhysDes: 1 poster : col. ; 100 X 69 cm. Subject: ROMULUS, MY FATHER (AT, Richard Roxburgh, 2007) Summary: image: Has a photo of Eric Bana on a motorbike and Kodi Smit-McPhee on it. Notes: 2 copies; 1 copy has dog ear crease in upper right corner More info
Subtle post keeps family saga in the main frame
Encore (Feb 2007) vol.25 iss.2 p.48, 45 More info