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Australia on film

Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner on location

“There is still time… brother”: On the Beach and Lawrence Johnston’s Fallout

“Swimming”, he told her. “He wants to have a swim.” “Sailing? There’s a race on Saturday.” “I didn’t ask him. I should think he sails.

Th Pyjama Girl Case

The Girl in the Yellow Pyjamas

After graduating from the Italian National Film School in the immediate postwar period Flavio Mogherini became one of the most esteemed and sought-after production designers

Van Diemen’s Land (2009)

Special Dossier: Tasmania and the Cinema

Introduction: Tasmania and the Cinema Tasmania’s intermittent relationship with the cinema dates back before the first feature film made on its rugged West Coast in 1925,


Seeing With Green Eyes: Tasmanian Landscape Cinema and the Ecological Gaze

As Tom O’ Regan states in his discussion of “Unities of Setting and Landscape” in Australian National Cinema, “It is a commonplace that landscape is

Production still of a scene from Dawn’s 1927 film that Ken G. Hall also used in his 1932 documentary Ghosts of Port Arthur.

“What sort of spot is Port Arthur?”: For the Term of His Natural Life and the Tasmanian Gothic

… Tasmanian Gothic cinema… tends to be a response to its dark and wet landscapes, which register a paradoxical sense of beauty and menace. The

Pearce (credit: Alice Glenn)

Eating and Othering in Jonathan auf der Heide’s Van Diemen’s Land

“If colonialism can be said to have its own origin myths, none is more powerful than the suppression of the threatening ‘other’ – the disavowed


A Culture Cleft in Two – The Documentaries of Scott Millwood

“I want to talk about epic poetry.” I still remember the shock when Scott Millwood opened a documentary masterclass in the bowels of the Bondi

Errol Flynn sailing

Errol Flynn: A Life at Sea

“The only real wives I have ever had have been my sailing ships. Up front, on the prow of the Zaca, there was painted, appropriately,

Harry Potter series

The Corpse is in Australia, or The Cinematic Death of White Supremacy

In this new millennium, and with the first black President of the United States, it’s becoming acceptable to discuss “white people” as a distinct culture,

On the Beach

Don’t Rain on Ava Gardner Parade

“I’m here to make a film about the end of the world… and this seems to be exactly the right place for it.” – Ava

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