Australian National Cinema
By (author) Tom O'Regan
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Australian National Cinema by Tom O'Regan
Book DescriptionTom O'Regan's book is the first of its kind on Australian post-war cinema. It takes as its starting point Bazin's question 'What is cinema?'and asks what the construct of a 'national' cinema means. It looks at the broader concept from a different angle, taking film beyond the confines of 'art' into the broader cultural world. O'Regan's analysis situates Australian cinema in its historical and cultural perspective producing a valuable insight into the issues that have been raised by film policy, the cinema market place and public discourse on film production strategies. Since 1970 Australian film has enjoyed a revival. This book contains detailed critiques of the key films of this period and uses them to illustrate the recent theories on the international and Australian cinema industries. Its conclusions on the nature of the nation's cinema and the discourses within it are relevant within a far wider context; film as a global phenomenon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415057318
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom O'Regan
Rating the Audience, Paperback (October 2011)
This is an accessible introduction to the history, machinery and impact of audience ratings. It is the first comparative account, demonstrating new insights into the complexity of audience participation and the methodological problems associated with assessing ratings. It will be key reading for media professionals and students.
Local Hollywood, Paperback (August 2010)
Using the Gold Coast as a case study, this book shows how a combination of circumstances created our own outpost of Hollywood in Australia. Forces in the US pushed Hollywood studios and producers to work outside California, while a unique situation in Queensland provided an attractive alternative home for Hollywood productions.
Mobilising the Audience, Paperback (April 2002)
Fourteen case studies examine how Australian institutional actors apply audience research towards the enlistment and formation of audiences for particular goals. Presented by Balnaves (public relations and journalism, Edith Cowan U., Australia), O'Regan (film, media, and cultural studies, Griffith U
Australian National Cinema, Hardback (September 1996)» View all books by Tom O'Regan
Situates Australian cinema in its historical and cultural perspective, offering detailed critiques of key films from 1970 onwards, and using them to illustrate the recent theories on the cinema industries.
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