New Zealand Cinema: Interpreting the Past

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Alistair Fox, Barry Keith Grant, Hilary Radner
Intellect Books, 2011 - Art - 350 pages
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New Zealand has produced one of the world’s most vibrant film cultures, a reflection of the country’s evolving history and the energy and resourcefulness of its people. From early silent features like The Te Kooti Trail to recent films such as River Queen, this book examines the role of the cinema of New Zealand in building a shared sense of national identity. The works of key directors, including Peter Jackson, Jane Campion, and Vincent Ward, are here introduced in a new light, and select films are given in-depth coverage. Among the most informative accounts of New Zealand’s fascinating national cinema, this will be a must for film scholars around the globe.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
The Historical Film in New Zealand Cinema
13
Rudall Hayward and the Cinema of Maoriland Genremixing and Counterdiscourses in Rewis Last Stand 1925 The Te Kooti Trail 1927 and Rewis Las...
45
Rudall Haywards Democratic Cinema and the Civilising Mission in the Land of the Wrong White Crowd ...
65
The Western New Zealand History and Commercial Exploitation The Te Kooti Trail Utu and Crooked Earth ...
83
Unsettled Historiography Postcolonial Anxiety and the Burden of the Past in Pictures
99
Crosscurrents River Queens National and Transnational Heritages
119
Tracking Tītokowaru over Text and Screen Pākehā Narrate the Warrior 19062005
135
The Donations of History Mauri and the Transfigured Māori Gaze Towards a Binational Cinema in Aotearoa
217
History Hybridity and Indeterminate Space The ParkerHulme Murder Heavenly Creatures and New Zealand Cinema ...
239
Screening Womens Histories Jane Campion and the New Zealand Heritage Film from the Biopic to the Female Gothic ...
257
The Time and the Place Music and Costume and the Affect of History in the New Zealand Films of Jane Campion ...
277
Mining for Forgotten Gold Leon Narbeys Illustrious Energy 1987
291
Filmography
305
Bibliography
321
Contributors
337

Rites of Passage in PostSecond World War New Zealand Cinema Migrating the Masculine in Journey for Three 1950 ...
153
Cinema and the Interpretation of 1950s New Zealand History John OShea and Roger Mirams Broken Barrier 1952 ...
175
Rerepresenting Indigeneity Approaches to History in Some Recent New Zealand and Australian Films ...
197
Index
341
Back Cover
353
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About the author (2011)

Alistair Fox holds a personal chair in the Department of English and is director of the Centre for Research on National Identity at the University of Otago. Barry Keith Grant is professor of film studies and popular culture at Brock University. Hilary Radner is foundation professor of film and media studies at the University of Otago.

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