Heritage enigmatic: the silence of the dubbed in Jedda and The Irishman

Craven, Allison (2013) Heritage enigmatic: the silence of the dubbed in Jedda and The Irishman. Studies in Australasian Cinema, 7 (1). pp. 23-34.

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The dubbing of the voices of Aboriginal actors in The Irishman (Crombie, 1978) and Jedda (Chauvel, [1955] 2004) is discussed, first in a general context of the prevalence of post-sychronization of cinema sound in past and contemporary practices. The Irishman is thereafter considered through the spectacle of DVD packaging with commentary, a para-cinematic device that works – through a similar mechanism to dubbing – to influence the reception of the feature film; then Jedda is approached with reference to the various accounts that have emerged of the dubbed voices, none of which seem to conclusively indicate the grounds or status. Concluding reflections on these histories are drawn to wider institutional and industrial conditions, and also to contemporary films that address the voices and silences of Indigenous people.

Item ID: 30607
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1750-3183
Keywords: dubbing, revoicing, eco-logic, New Wave, Aboriginal, audio-commentary
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This article may contain the image, voice or name of an Indigenous Australian who has died.

Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 05:15
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies @ 80%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 30%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 40%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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