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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Australian Screen in the 2000s
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'This book provides coverage of the diversity of Australian film and television production between 2000 and 2015. In this period, Australian film and television have been transformed by new international engagements, the emergence of major new talents and a movement away with earlier films’ preoccupation with what it means to be Australian. With original contributions from leading scholars in the field, the collection contains chapters on particular genres (horror, blockbusters and comedy), Indigenous Australian film and television, women’s filmmaking, queer cinema, representations of history, Australian characters in non-Australian films and films about Australians in Asia, as well as chapters on sound in Australian cinema and the distribution of screen content. The book is both scholarly and accessible to the general reader. It will be of particular relevance to students and scholars of Anglophone film and television, as well as to anyone with an interest in Australian culture and creativity.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Contents

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Oxford University Press , 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Australian Screen in the 2000s : An Introduction, Mark David Ryan , Ben Goldsmith , single work criticism (p. 1-21)
Picking Up the Pieces : Contemporary Australian Cinema and the Representation of Australian Film History, Adrian Danks , single work criticism
Examines a series of documentaries that seek to explore and address the lack of visibility of Australian film history.
(p. 23-47)
Australian Blockbuster Movies, Mark David Ryan , single work criticism
Develops a multidimensional definition of 'Australian blockbuster' and argues for their distinct status as a specific genre.
(p. 51-76)
UnAustralians : Australian Characters in Non-Australian Films, Ben Goldsmith , single work criticism
Examines a set of films that are made outside Australia by non-Australian film-makers, with a focus on their dismissal as inauthentic; Goldmith argues that their prominence warrants closer examination.
(p. 77-98)
Abroad : Production Tracks and Narrative Trajectories in Films About Australians in Asia, Allison Craven , single work criticism
Examines two modern 'Asian-Australian' films that represent Australians abroad in Asia (including India and Cambodia), and compares them to earlier films of Australians overseas.
(p. 99-117)
Haunted Art House : The Babadook and International Art Cinema Horror, Amanda Howell , single work criticism
Uses The Babadook as an example to explore the tensions between 'genre' (horror) film and 'arthouse' film in terms of conception and critical reception.
(p. 119-139)
Gender Matters : Gender Policy and the Rewriting of the Mother–Daughter Narrative in Contemporary Australian Women’s Filmmaking, Jodi Brooks , single work criticism
Examines three recent Australian films by women film-makers, arguing that they reimagine or reinvent Australian cinema 'through the ways in which they rethink linear time and generational succession' (p.144).
(p. 143-164)
The Laughter and the Tears : Comedy, Melodrama and the Shift Towards Empathy for Mental Illness on Screen, Fincina Hopgood , single work criticism
Analyses five Australian films (both textual analysis and production history) with a focus on their empathetic presentation of mental illness and their deployment of melodrama and comedy.
(p. 165-189)
'It Was the Summer When Everything Changed …' : Coming of Age Queer in Australian Cinema, Kelly McWilliam , single work criticism (p. 191-206)
Administering Sonic Shock in Samson and Delilah, Anna Barnes , single work criticism
Examines Samson and Delilah from the perspective of its soundscape and the way in which this both differs from other Australian films and grounds its audience in country.
(p. 207-228)
Australian Indigenous Screen in the 2000s : Crossing into the Mainstream, Therese Davis , single work criticism
Examines Indigenous film-making with a particular focus on two strategies: cross-cultural 'cross-over' features and Indigenous-produced and themed television.
(p. 231-259)
Carving Out an Australian Sensory Cinema, Claire Henry , single work criticism
Examines a set of films that ground narrative-based stories in tactile experiences.
(p. 261-283)
White Male History : The Genre and Gender of The Proposition, Stephen Gaunson , single work criticism (p. 285-299)
Rake : Australianising HBO-Style Television?, Matthew Campora , single work criticism
Examines Rake within the context of the rise of American prestige television, particularly HBO dramas.
(p. 301-318)
Eulogies for the Video Store : Remembering the Practices and Objects of the Rental Era, Kathleen Williams , single work criticism
Examines the functioning of the home video rental market as an influence on Australian film production and reception.
(p. 321-340)
Feature Film Diversity on Australian Cinema Screens : Implications for Cultural Diversity Studies Using Big Data, Bronwyn Coate , Deb Verhoeven , Colin Arrowsmith , Vejune Zemaityte , single work criticism
Examines the increase in the number of Australian film released annually, and considers what this means in terms of diversity (as opposed to variety).
(p. 341-360)

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