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Australian Cinema (CO363)
Semester 1 / 2015


This unit will examine both historical and contemporary Australian films. Students will consider the means by which cinema is an expression of Australian history and culture, as well as how film provides a medium through which our society and national identity might be interpreted. Films considered will deal with such themes as legend and myth, suburban Australia, Aboriginality, Anzac, and the bush, the city and the beach. Finally, this unit will examine how Australian film has been both influenced by and an influence on international cinema.