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Jane Campion Jane Campion i(A4543 works by)
Born: Established: 1954 Wellington, Wellington (Region), North Island,
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
Heritage: New Zealander
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1 3 form y separately published work icon The Power of the Dog Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) United Kingdom (UK) : British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) See Saw Films , 2021 16508049 2021 single work film/TV

The relationship between two brothers working a large ranch in Montana is thrown into conflict when one secretly marries a local widow.

1 form y separately published work icon Birthday Jane Campion , Gerard Lee , ( dir. Ariel Kleiman ) Australia : See Saw Films , 2017 13391721 2017 single work film/TV
1 25 form y separately published work icon Top of the Lake Top of the Lake : China Girl Jane Campion , Gerard Lee , ( dir. Jane Campion et. al. )agent Sydney London : See Saw Films , 2013 Z1892891 2013 series - publisher film/TV detective crime (taught in 1 units)

Series one:

'A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She's five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: "No one". Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin's obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.' (Source: Screen Australia. Sighted: 13/6/2013)

Series two:

'Top of the Lake Season Two: China Girl is a crime mystery story concerning the unidentified body of an Asian girl that washes up on to Sydney's Bondi Beach. The case seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin discovers that China Girl didn't die alone.' (Source: Daily Life. Sighted: 24/3/2016)

1 form y separately published work icon Top of the Lake : Episode One Jane Campion , Gerard Lee , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Sydney London : See Saw Films , 2013 7224765 2013 single work film/TV

The opening episode of the series.

1 25 form y separately published work icon Bright Star Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) United Kingdom (UK) Australia France : Jan Chapman Productions , 2009 Z1373765 2009 single work film/TV historical fiction

'A chronicle of the platonic love affair between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne in early nineteenth century England.'

Source: Australian Screen.

1 13 form y separately published work icon In the Cut Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) United States of America (USA) United Kingdom (UK) Australia : Pathé Productions Red Turtle , 2003 6205150 2003 single work film/TV thriller mystery crime

An English teacher becomes entangled in a series of gruesome murders occurring in her Manhattan neighbourhood.

1 9 form y separately published work icon Holy Smoke Jane Campion , Anna Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) 1999 United States of America (USA) : Miramax Films , 1999 Z1604122 1999 single work film/TV

During a backpacking holiday in India, Ruth, a young Australian woman, experiences a spiritual awakening at an ashram. Convinced that she has found peace, harmony, and purpose, she decides to stay on with her newfound guru, much to the horror of her family in Australia. Luring her back to suburban Sydney on false pretenses, they employ the services of P.J., an American 'cult-exiter'. The deprogramming encounter that takes place over three days in a shack on an isolated outback farm becomes a battle of wits and wills over spirituality and sexuality.

Returning to the themes of dysfunctional family life that Jane Campion focused on in her first feature film Sweetie, the Campion sisters employ cultural stereotypes to contrast the exotic appeal of Eastern spiritualism for the idealistic Ruth with her family's lack of understanding and crassness. The narrative's central concern with the search for the meaning of life is juxtaposed with moments of high melodrama and with comedic elements drawn from the repertoire of cliched Australian 'types' that were a commonplace of Australian cinema in the nineties. Though Campion clearly demonstrated her cinematic and technical proficiency as a director, some critics consider the story to be somewhat clumsy and overambitious.

6 7 y separately published work icon Holy Smoke : A Novel Anna Campion , Jane Campion , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1999 Z299286 1999 single work novel

'A beautiful young woman, Ruth, falls under the spell of an Indian guru. Desperate to rescue her, her family tricks her into returning to Australia, where she is forced to submit to deprogramming. A tough battle of wills ensues.'  (Publication summary)

1 Denied Right of Authorship Jane Campion , 1997 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 August 1997; (p. 12)
3 19 form y separately published work icon The Portrait of a Lady Laura Jones , ( dir. Jane Campion ) United States of America (USA) United Kingdom (UK) : Propaganda Films , 1996 11380599 1994 single work film/TV

Film based on Henry James's 1880-1881 novel about a young American woman travelling through Europe and attempting to negotiate both marriage and independence.

5 2 y separately published work icon The Piano : A Novel Jane Campion , Kate Pullinger , London : Bloomsbury , 1994 Z142858 1994 single work novel historical fiction Based on Jane Campion's award winning film, this novel tells the story of Ada, who with her piano and her nine-year-old, illegitimate daughter Flora, migrates to the remote bush of nineteenth century New Zealand for an arranged marriage. Mute since the age of six, Ada's piano is her voice. When her new husband exchanges it for land, Ada strikes a bargain with the new owner, the tattooed, illiterate Baines. (Libraries Australia record)
1 Secret Keys to the Piano (from The Piano, the Novel) Jane Campion , Kate Pullinger , 1994 extract novel historical fiction (The Piano : A Novel)
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 May 1994; (p. 9)
3 72 form y separately published work icon The Piano Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Australia : Jan Chapman Productions , 1993 Z352127 1993 single work film/TV (taught in 3 units)

'Ada, her nine-year-old daughter, and her piano, arrive to an arranged marriage in the remote bush of 19th century New Zealand. Of all her belongings, her husband refuses to transport the piano and it is left behind on the beach. Unable to bear its certain destruction, Ada strikes a bargain with an illiterate neighbour. She may earn her piano back if she allows him to do certain things while she plays: one black key for every lesson. The arrangement draws all three deeper and deeper into a complex emotional, sexual bond, remarkable for its naive passion and frightening disregard for limits.'

Source: Screen Australia.

1 Big Shell Jane Campion , 1991 single work short story
— Appears in: Soho Square Four 1991; (p. 92-100)
2 4 form y separately published work icon An Angel at My Table Laura Jones , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Australia New Zealand United Kingdom (UK) : Hibiscus Films Channel 4 Films Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1990 6025253 1990 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units)

Based on the autobiographies of New Zealand author Janet Frame.

2 19 form y separately published work icon Sweetie Gerard Lee , Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Australia : Arena Films , 1989 Z180189 1989 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units)

At the centre of this story of family life is the contrast between the deadpan, phobic Kay and the manic, excessive Dawn (Sweetie). The film explores aspects of Australian life and the Australian psyche, and probes into the viewer's consciousness by showing the narrow boundary between eccentricity, madness, and normality.

2 2 form y separately published work icon Two Friends Helen Garner , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Australia : ABC Television , 1986 Z1360331 1986 single work film/TV
— Appears in: 'The Last Days of Chez Nous' and 'Two Friends' 1992; (p. 117-225)

Focusing on the troubled mid-teen years of two schoolgirls, this telemovie explores the change in their relationship over a period of a year.

1 1 form y separately published work icon Dancing Daze Michael Cove , John Misto , Debra Oswald , Mark Stiles , ( dir. Jane Campion et. al. )agent Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1986 14318149 1986 single work film/TV

Dancing Daze was an ABC production about two sisters who move to the "big city" to pursue dance. 

Jane Campion directed one episode, collaborating with producer Jan Chapman for the first time. 

1 4 form y separately published work icon A Girl's Own Story Jane Campion , ( dir. Jane Campion ) Sydney : Australian Film and Television School , 1983 Z1746354 1983 single work film/TV This film 'traces the stories of three suburban teenage girls (Pam, Gloria and Stella) in 1960’s Australia. It deals with the difficulties of burgeoning sexuality, incest, friendship and family against the backdrop of Beatlemania and an era that valued the isolating notions of purity and wholesomeness over honesty and acceptance.' Source: www.sensesofcinema.com (Sighted 30/11/2010).
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