Settings, subjects and stories: Creating Australian cinema

Goldsmith, Ben (2009) Settings, subjects and stories: Creating Australian cinema. In Sarwal, Amit & Sarwal, Reema (Eds.) Creative Nation: Australian Cinema and Cultural Studies Reader. SSS Publications, Delhi.

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Abstract

The story of Australian cinema is often told as one of brave and often futile struggle by passionate and talented filmmakers to tell Australian stories against the backdrop of an industry dominated locally as well as globally by Hollywood and its agents. In theses narratives international interests are often cast as the villains in the valiant struggle for national filmic self-expression. But such a focus on the national aspects of Australian cinema elides the depth of the international aspect of Australian cinema. A legend has grown around the last decade of the nineteenth century as a time of intense artistic and political activity when a national sensibility welled in writing, poetry and painting. Film too played a part in creating and sharing a vision of a nation, but from the earliest days film also linked Australia to the world.

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ID Code: 83502
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Australian cinema, film history, silent cinema, internationalisation
ISBN: 9788190228206
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Cinema Studies (190201)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 SSS Publications
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2015 23:29
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 04:54

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