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Directory of World Cinema

Australia and New Zealand 2

written by Ben Goldsmith, Geoff Lealand

Intellect | ISBN 9781841506340

Paperback – 320 pages


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Part of the "Directory of World Cinema" series, this title includes contributions from some of the leading academics and critics in the field. It features film recommendations from a range of genres for those interested in watching more cinema from this region. It contains over 100 new film reviews with full colour film stills. It features comprehensive filmography as an index. Building on and bringing up to date the material presented in the first installment 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 in films of the outback and the beach, which is evoked as a liminal space in Long Weekend and as 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 new film reviews, complemented by full-color film stills and significantly expanded references for further study. From "The Piano" to "Crocodile Dundee", "Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2" completes this comprehensive treatment of a consistently fascinating national cinema.

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