Australian Film, 1978-1994: A Survey of Theatrical Features
Scott Murray, Raffaele Caputo, Alissa Tanskaya
Oxford University Press, 1995 - Motion pictures - 448 pages
From Crocodile Dundee to Strictly Ballroom , from Breaker Morant to Mad Max , Australian film has delighted and moved audiences the world over. Now in a new edition, Australian Film makes available all the essential statistics on over 340 beloved feature films from leading film writers of the last seventeen years, including Jane Campion, Jocelyn Moorhouse, Keith Connolly, Philippa Hawker, and Adrian Martin. This comprehensive and meticulously edited volume includes at least one superb still for each film covered, revealing a surprising number of local and international movie stars including Mel Gibson, Rachel Ward, Meryl Streep, Anthony Hopkins, Mia Farrow, Bryan Brown, Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Greta Scacchi, and Paul Hogan. The most in-depth look available at this important era in film-making, Australian Film is accessibly arranged with one film to a page. Each entry gives technical and cast credits which correct many factual errors and offers a succinct article covering the film's content and significance. For this second edition Scott Murray and his contributors assess the forty-two Australian films released in 1993 and 1994, detailing such international successes as Pricilla, Queen of the Desert , Sirens , and Muriel's Wedding . Also examined are films such as Mel Gibson's first and little-known movie Tim , box office hits The Year of Living Dangerously , Green Card , and the Mad Max movies, and critically acclaimed films such as Strictly Ballroom , The Black Robe , My Brilliant Career , Breaker Morant , Gallipoli , The Man from Snowy River , The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith , and An Angel at My Table . The most comprehensive reference to the films of the past two decades, Australian Film will both delight and edify all serious movie-goers and film buffs.
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