Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema: poetics and screen geographies

Craven, Allison (2016) Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema: poetics and screen geographies. Anthem Studies in Australian Literature and Culture . Anthem Press, London, UK.

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Abstract

Finding Queensland in Australian Cinema presents an extended, depth perspective on Australian cinema through the regional lens of focus on films set or made in Queensland from the 1960s to the present. It is an innovative study of cultural discourses of regional identity and cinematic geographies through an examination of specific film texts and the production circumstances. The book shows how 'Queensland'transitions from spaces inseparably identified with nation in pre-Revival cinema until the 1970s, to a more autonomous player in the transnational industry in the twenty-first century. The dramatic growth of motion picture production in Queensland and the patterns of use of coastal and outback spaces as settings of films are discussed, and the impact of Native Title. Landscapes, history, Indigeneity, genre and gender, myths and counter-myths of paradise, are all shown to constitute aspects of region, and recurring themes in the visual and narrative poetics. Comprising eight essays, an introduction and conclusion, among the many landmark films discussed are: Age of Consent; The Irishman; Radiance; Sanctum, and Mystery Road, among many others.

Item ID: 45730
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-1-78308-549-1
Keywords: Australian cinema, region, film locations, landscape, Queensland, poetics, spatiality, geographies, Indigenous, gender
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2016 04:12
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies @ 60%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 20%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture @ 20%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950204 The Media @ 30%
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