What happens next? " Telling " the Japanese in contemporary Australian screen stories

Taylor, Cory Jane (2006) What happens next? " Telling " the Japanese in contemporary Australian screen stories. PhD by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.


This study investigates the challenges facing screenwriters in Australia who set out to represent the Japanese on screen. The study is presented in two parts; an exegesis and a creative practice component consisting of two full length feature film screenplays. The exegesis explores how certain screenwriting conventions have constrained recent screen images of the Japanese within the bounds of the cliched and stereotypical, and argues for a greater resistance to these conventions in the future. The two screenplays experiment with new ways of representing the Japanese in mainstream Australian film and aim to expand the repertoire of Asian images in the national film culture.

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ID Code: 16253
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Hookham, John & Stock, Cheryl
Keywords: Japanese, Australian, screenwriting, representation, stereotypes, Orientalism, film, cinema, narrative, whiteness, multiculturalism, identity, ethnicity, Clara Law, John Doyle, Mike Leigh, Changi, Heaven’s Burning, The Goddess of 1967, Japanese Story, Secrets and Lies
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Disciplines > Film & Television
Department: Faculty of Creative Industries
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright Cory Jane Taylor
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2008 03:59
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2011 19:45

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