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Film in Australia

Film in Australia
An Introduction


  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521613279

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  • Film in Australia is a groundbreaking book that systematically addresses the wide-ranging output of Australian feature films. Adopting a genre approach, it gives a different take on Australian films made since 1970, bypassing the standard run of historical texts and actor- or character-driven studies of Australian film. Comedy, adventure, horror, science fiction, crime, art films and other types are analysed with clarity and insight so the reader can recognize and understand all kinds of Australian films, whether they are contemporary or older features, obscure gems or classic blockbusters. Film in Australia explains how particular types of films work, identifies sub-types, and surveys the work of local film makers in the different genres. Authoritatively argued for film studies courses, and based on the authors' deep and extensive knowledge of Australian film, it is also enjoyable and accessible for the general reader. A must-read for all students of Australian film.

    • This book requires no pre-existing knowledge of Australia in order to approach its films
    • The emphasis on genre immediately links it with comparable approaches to film in other places
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521613279
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 30 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Genre and Australian film
    2. The adventure film
    3. Art film
    4. The biopic
    5. Comedy
    6. Crime
    7. The detective film
    8. Horror
    9. The musical
    10. Science fiction
    11. The social realist film
    12. Suspense thriller
    13. The teenpic
    14. Woman's film

  • Authors

    Albert Moran , Griffith University, Queensland
    Albert Moran is professor in the School of Arts, Media and Culture at Griffith University. His academic qualifications include MA (Syd), BEd (La Trobe) and PhD (Griffith). He has written or edited over 20 books, including Copycat TV (1998), Television Across Asia (2004) and Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (2005).

    Errol Vieth, Central Queensland University
    Errol Vieth is senior lecturer in film and communication in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education at Central Queensland University. He has qualifications in Arts and Education and his PhD was in science fiction film. He is the author of Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science in Fifties Science Fiction Film (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001) and, with Albert Moran, the Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema (Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005).

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