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Australian cinema

Bright Star

Key Moments in Australian Cinema

Looking for Captain Thunderbolt (Cecil Holmes, 1953) by David Donaldson The Hunt: Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) by Andrew McCallum Night of Fear (Terry

Bright Star

Bright Star (Jane Campion, 2009)

“Don’t run after poetry. It penetrates unaided through the joins.” - Robert Bresson (1) Throughout human history from Euripides to J. K. Rowling the discomfort

Wake in Fright

The Hunt: Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)

Producers’ Note: Photography of the hunting scenes in this film took place during an actual kangaroo hunt conducted by licensed professional hunters. No kangaroos were

One Night the Moon

One Night the Moon (Rachel Perkins, 2001)

In Rachel Perkins’ musical One Night the Moon the convention of the duet typical of the classical Hollywood musical is reconfigured. In the film, there

Samson & Delilah

Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009)

Silence. Punctuated by the insistent ringing of a public phone. Ringing. Ringing. Ringing.  Unanswered. This leitmotif in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah embodies some of

The Home Song Stories (Tony Ayres, 2007)

Transnational Australian Cinema: Ethics in the Asian Diasporas by Olivia Khoo, Belinda Smaill, and Audrey Yue

For those of us with an interest in Australian film, the idea of Asian Australian cinema might evoke a short list of names and titles,


The Girlfriends (Peter Elliot, 1967)

Way back in 2003, Nigel Buesst did a solitary excavation of Melbourne filmmaking during the 1950s and ’60s. Those years were characterised by what seemed

Return Home

Return Home (Ray Argall, 1990)

The history of Australian cinema is littered with small-scale, unobtrusive and even intimate portraits of working and middle class life that are largely forgotten in

Sunday Too Far Away

“She Invited Herself”: Sunday Too Far Away (Ken Hannam, 1975)

“Friday night too tired; Saturday night too drunk; Sunday, too far away.” – “The Shearer’s Wife’s Lament” Sunday Too Far Away is a film that

Not Quite Hollywood

Living for the Moment: Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (Mark Hartley, 2008)

“If you like outrageous cinema, you live and breathe to wait for those weird moments that happen every once in a while in genre cinema,

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