Dino De Laurentiis and Australia: Creating a film industry on the Gold Coast

Goldsmith, Ben, Ward, Susan, & O'Regan, Tom (2014) Dino De Laurentiis and Australia: Creating a film industry on the Gold Coast. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 8(1), pp. 70-75.

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When Dino De Laurentiis died in October 2010, most media outlets, including Australian based publications and services reported the news and most newspapers carried obituaries. Obituarists described Dino’s many failures in great detail; as film historian David Thomson wrote in The Guardian ‘there were enough bombs from Dino to level a large city’ (Thomson 2010). But Dino was also responsible in no small way for the building of new media cities in Rome, in North Carolina, and in Queensland. In this article, we draw on some of our research for that book to outline in more detail the importance of Dino De Laurentiis’s involvement to the Gold Coast studios and to film and television production in Queensland.

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ID Code: 73035
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Dino De Laurentiis, film production, Queensland, studios, Gold Coast
DOI: 10.1080/17503175.2014.939430
ISSN: 1750-3175
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2014 00:15
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 11:35

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