Australia and New Zealand

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Intellect Books, 2010 - Performing Arts - 343 pages
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This addition to Intellect's Directory of World Cinema series turns the spotlight on Australia and New Zealand and offers an in-depth and exciting look at the cinema produced in these two countries since the turn of the twentieth century.  Though the two nations share considerable cultural and economic connections, their film industries remain distinct, marked by differences of scale, level of government involvement and funding, and relations with other countries and national cinemas. Through essays about prominent genres and themes, profiles of directors, and comprehensive reviews of significant titles, this user-friendly guide explores the diversity and distinctiveness of films from Australia and New Zealand from Whale Rider to The Piano to Wolf Creek.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
5
Australian Cinema
9
Directors
22
Disability in the Australian Cinema
66
Short Films
78
Bushranger
88
War Cinema
102
Crime
114
Horror
188
Road Movies
208
Science Fiction and Fantasy
224
Ozploitation
236
New Zealand Film in 2009
254
Experimental Film
280
Directors
286
Genre and Themes
296

Prison
128
Period
146
Comedy
158
Coming of Age
176
Recommended Reading
318
Australia amp New Zealand Cinema Online
331
Notes on Contributors
336
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About the author (2010)

Ben Goldsmith is a senior researcher at the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School and a research fellow at the University of Queensland. Geoff Lealand is associate professor of screen and media studies at the University of Waikato.

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