Diasporas of Australian Cinema

Edited by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska, and Anthony Lambert

Edited by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska, and Anthony Lambert

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 12 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841501970 Published August 2009

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on diasporic filmmaking and the rich cultural diversity within Australian cinema, and it contains previously unpublished articles by some of the foremost experts on Australian cinema in the world. Contributors to Diasporas of Australian Cinema discuss a variety of contemporary and historical filmmaking, encompassing documentaries, features and short films. A number of key feature films are discussed including Forty Thousand Horsemen, Silver City, Wog Boy, Head On, Russian Doll, Japanese Story, and Lucky Miles.  Opening with a comprehensive chapter that introduces the organizing concept of this volume, diasporic hybridity, the essays go on to explore migration, Asian-Australian subjectivity, cross-cultural romance, Islamic-Australian identity and “wogsploitation” comedy. A useful reference source for scholars of film, migration, cultural, and Australian studies, Diasporas of Australian Cinema also features a comprehensive filmography listing Australian features, documentaries and shorts with significant diasporic content.

Contents
Acknowledgements
 
Preface: Diasporas of Australian Cinema - A Provocation
   Toby Miller
 
Part One: Theories
 
Chapter 1
Introduction: Rethinking Diasporas - Australian Cinema, History and Society
   Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert
 
Chapter 2
Tinkering at the Borders: Lucky Miles and the Diasporic (no) Road Movie
   Catherine Simpson
 
Chapter 3
Ethics and Risk in Asian-Australian Cinema: The Last Chip
   Audrey Yue
 
Chapter 4
'I'm Falling in Your Love': Cross-cultural Romance and the Refugee Film
   Sonia Magdelena Tascón
 
Chapter 5
White Aborigines: Women, Space, Mimicry and Mobility
   Anthony Lambert
 
Part Two: Representations
 
Chapter 6
Wogboy Comedies and the Australian National Type
   Felicity Collins
 
Chapter 7
Excess in Oz: The Crazy Russian and the Quiet Australian
   Greg Dolgopolov
 
Chapter 8
Anzac's 'Others': 'Cruel Huns' and 'Noble Turks'
   Antje Gnida and Catherine Simpson
 
Chapter 9
'Now You Blokes Own the Place': Representations of Japanese Culture in Recent Australian Cinema
   Rebecca Coyle
 
Chapter 10
Other Shorelines, or the Greek-Australian Cinema
   John Conomos
 
Part Three: Film-Makers
 
Chapter 11
'A European Heart': Exile, Isolation and Interiority in the Life and Films of Paul Cox
   Marek Haltof
 
Chapter 12
Sophia Turkiewicz: Australianizing Poles, or 'Bloody Nuts and Balts' in Silver City (1984)
   Renata Murawska
 
Chapter 13
Lebanese Muslims Speak Back: Two Films by Tom Zubrycki
   Susie Khamis
 
Chapter 14
Sejong Park's Birthday Boy and Korean-Australian Encounters
   Ben Goldsmith and Brian Yecies
 
Diasporic Filmography
   Garry Gillard and Anthony Lambert
 
References
Notes on Contributors
Index
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