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Give them back their heroes: Mad Max as a study of the Dark Side of Man

Now with last years release of Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015) the fourth entry in George Miller’s post-apocalyptic Mad Max franchise I decided to watch all the original films (yet to see… 1,398 more words

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Candy (2006) film review

Candy is based on the Australian novel Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction (Davies: 1998), which is inspired by the author’s experiences of drug addiction. 1,856 more words


Advance Australian Film: New strategies required to reinvigorate local film industry

In an article written by Barry Jones and published in The Age, September 7 1976, the Australian film industry was criticised for producing boring, timid and self-indulgent films about pessimistic, downtrodden characters. 1,473 more words

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The Rover: Australian Gold

If you crossed ‘The Road‘ with the original ‘Mad Max‘ you might come out with a film like ‘The Rover… 782 more words


Cultural Content or Competency Creation: Re-examining 'public good' arguments to ensure development of local film industry

When Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced late last year that the Australian Government will invest $47 million to bring the next productions in the Alien… 854 more words

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I love a sunburnt country: Why landscape cinema offers a myopic view of modern Australian

Films are powerful motivational and image-making tools to enhance the attractiveness of tourist destinations (Tuclea & Nistoreanu 2011, p.25). For decades, Australian films have represented the… 833 more words

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Journal scribblings: Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

I’ve never been a person that believes in God or any other kind of independent force. As a result, I’m fascinated by people who are so confident in God or fate or luck or whatever else that is independent from their own actions that they let it determine the course of their life. 298 more words