Period features, heritage cinema: region, gender and race in The Irishman

Craven, Allison (2011) Period features, heritage cinema: region, gender and race in The Irishman. Studies in Australasian Cinema , 5 (1). pp. 31-42.

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Abstract

The Irishman (Crombie, 1978) is seen as a 'heritage' film for the way locations and authentic sets and decor are featured, and for the nostalgic performances of gender and race. Regional influences on the genesis and production of The Irishman in North Queensland are also considered and its adaptation from the novel, The Irishman: A Novel of Northern Australia (Elizabeth O'Conner 1960). Heritage, it is argued, can be seen as a cinematic mode in which regional and national elements of production are synthesized. Heritage also offers a framework through which to view other Australian period films, including Australia (Luhrmann 2008), which was also shot partly in North Queensland locations.

Item ID: 18969
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Australian film, heritage, period, region, gender
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ISSN: 1750-3183
Projects and Grants: Paradise Post-National
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2011 23:02
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture @ 95%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 5%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 90%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 10%
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