Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 (Book)

Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first instalment of Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand, this volume continues the exploration of the cinema produced in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the twentieth century. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of the locations that feature prominently in the countries’ cinema. Essays by leading critics and film scholars consider the significance of the outback and the beach in films, which are evoked as a liminal space in Long Weekend and a symbol of death in Heaven’s Burning, among other films. Other contributions turn the spotlight on previously unexplored genres and key filmmakers, including Jane Campion, Rolf de Heer, Charles Chauvel and Gillian Armstrong.
 
Accompanying the critical essays in this volume are more than one hundred and fifty new film reviews, complemented by film stills and significantly expanded references for further study. From The Piano to Crocodile DundeeDirectory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.
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Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first instalment of Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand, this volume continues the exploration of the cinema produced in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the twentieth century. Among the additions to this volume are in-depth treatments of the locations that feature prominently in the countries’ cinema. Essays by leading critics and film scholars consider the significance of the outback and the beach in films, which are evoked as a liminal space in Long Weekend and a symbol of death in Heaven’s Burning, among other films. Other contributions turn the spotlight on previously unexplored genres and key filmmakers, including Jane Campion, Rolf de Heer, Charles Chauvel and Gillian Armstrong.
 
Accompanying the critical essays in this volume are more than one hundred and fifty new film reviews, complemented by film stills and significantly expanded references for further study. From The Piano to Crocodile DundeeDirectory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.

Ben Goldsmith is a senior research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, based at Swinburne University of Technology. He is co-author (with Susan Ward and Tom O'Regan) of Local Hollywood: Global Film Production and the Gold Coast, and the co-editor (with Geoff Lealand) of the Intellect Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand.

 

Introduction: Australia

Film of the Year
Red Dog

Festival Focus
Brisbane International Film Festival

Australian Film Locations

Marketing Mix
Finding International Audiences

Star Study
Errol Flynn

Directors
Jane Campion
Arthur and Corrine Cantrill
Ken G Hall
Brian Trenchard-Smith

Action and Adventure

Australian Animated Feature Films

Comedian Comedy

Crime

Australian Gothic

Horror

Road Movie

Science Fiction

Thriller

War

The Australian Western

 

Introduction: New Zealand

Crossing the Ditch

Directors
Women Directors of Feature Films in New Zealand
Annie Goldson
Gaylene Preston

Director Studies
Costa Botes
Yvonne Mackay
Merata Mita
Barry Barclay
Christine Jeffs

Experimental and Documentary Film
Theatrical Documentary in New Zealand 2012
Genres of New Zealand Experimental Film
'Principled Patriotism'

Emerging Asian New Zealand Film-makers in New Zealand Cinema

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