Outward-looking Australian cinema

Goldsmith, Ben (2010) Outward-looking Australian cinema. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 4(3), 199-214.

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Over the last twenty years or so, Australian cinema's international relations in production and policy have expanded and become more complex, while those with Hollywood have been transformed. The boundaries of the national cinema stretch much further than the national territory. Australian production and postproduction companies work in Australia with international partners or on international projects. In this article I will trace some of the material and discursive entailments of this new international turn to explore how dynamic and shifting relations between the local/national and the international have transformed the ways in which we might think about what constitutes Australian cinema, and to illustrate how relations of commonality and continuity with the international called up in the new arrangements challenge the dominant articulation in policy of difference from 'other kinds of filmmaking' as the basis of Australian cinema. I draw on Deb Verhoeven's work on simultaneously national and international films and filmmakers, and adapt Doreen Massey's concept of 'outwardlookingness' to consider Australian cinema's international aspects.

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ID Code: 50365
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Australia, Film production, Locations, National cinema, Outward-lookingness, Screen policy
DOI: 10.1386/sac.4.3.199_1
ISSN: 1750-3175
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 15 May 2012 06:08
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2012 23:49

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