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Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand

This addition to Intellect’s Directory of World Cinema series turns the spotlight on Australia and New Zealand and offers an in-depth and exciting look at the cinema produced in these two countries since the turn of the twentieth century.  Though the two nations share considerable cultural and economic connections, their film industries remain distinct, marked by differences of scale, level of government involvement and funding, and relations with other countries and national cinemas. Through essays about prominent genres and themes, profiles of directors, and comprehensive reviews of significant titles, this user-friendly guide explores the diversity and distinctiveness of films from Australia and New Zealand from Whale Rider to The Piano to Wolf Creek.

343 pages | 50 halftones | 7 x 10 | © 2010

Directory of World Cinema

Film Studies

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Australian Cinema
    by Ben Goldsmith

    Cecil Holmes
    Michael Powell
    Peter Weir
    Baz Luhrmann
Disability in the Australian Cinema
Short Films
War Cinema
Coming of Age
Road Movies
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Introduction: New Zealand Film in 2009
Experimental Film
    Shirley Horrocks
    Shuichi Kothari
    Vincent Ward
Genre and Themes

Recommended Reading
Australia and New Zealand Cinema Online
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors


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