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  • Lives Of A Stereotypical Australian Family
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    The Castle By Jacinta HardersThe Castle, directed by Rob Switch, is an Australian comedy, which delves into the lives of a stereotypical Australian family, the Kerrigans. The film touch's on issues close to home in a humorous way. The audience is introduced to the classic Aussie family, narrated in the viewpoint of the youngest of the Kerrigans, Dale. The setting is a lower class Melbourne suburb, adjacent to an airport. The head of the Kerrigan household, Darryl Kerrigan (Michael Caton), is sim...
  • The Castle Australian Identity
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    Australia has the terrible condition of having an essentially pointless and prefabricated idea of "Aussi ness" that really has no relation to our real culture or the way in which we really see ourselves. We, however subscribe to these stereotypes when trying to find some expression of our Australian identity. The feature film, The Castle, deals with issues about Australian identity in the 1990's. The film uses techniques like camera shots, language and the use of narration to develop conflict be...
  • Actions Of Foley
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    Sunday Too Far Away is set on an Australian sheep station in 1955. It shows the life of a shearer, Foley (played by Jack Thompson), In the hardships of living through the union action of that year and the consequences of age in the demanding and competitive world of the shearers. the film traces the actions of Foley. Foley is a long time gun shearer who has returned from retirement for one last season to make the most of a pay rise to shearers. Though out shawn by a new comer Foley is the uncont...
  • Gallipoli As Part Of A National Cinema
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    Gallipoli is the tragic tale of two Australian men, Frank Dunne and Archie Hamilton, who both enlisted to join the Gallipoli campaign overseas. The film follows the two men from their time as competitors in a sprint races to Perth for enlistment the light horse. The film itself isn't so much a 'war' film as it is a film dealing with attitudes of Australians through particular individuals towards war in 1915. The story is told through the continued themes within the film such as competitiveness, ...
  • 1970's Australian Films
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    The legacy of this government was that it instigated major changes in the social and cultural fabric of Australia but it also challenged the philosophy of what an Australian is and what Australia represented. The late 1960's and early 1970's were times of great change. Perspectives and acceptances about imperialism, women's liberation, racism, ideology, religion, war, morality, social responsibility and the natural environment were changing for a great many people throughout the world. Some issu...
  • Future Of The Australian Film Industry
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    It seems Australia's film success is not determined by its quality but by its box office returns. The national identity of Australia has become nothing but a market strategy. The future of the Australian film industry seems doubtful, as it cannot command the crowds necessary to sustain high enough box office dollars, or market films sufficiently to attract local audiences. Sustaining a productive innovative film industry seems dependent on the complex process of acquiring film funding, and the p...
  • Supportive Body For The Australian Film Industry
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    Australia produced the first feature film, one year before America. Today the film has been ravished by the savagery of age. As a flickering and decrepit piece of celluloid rolls in front of our eyes, the significantly diminished footage concerns the story of the Kelly gang. The Kelly Gang was shot in a time of wonder hope and optimism. Through the decay of the aging film, it depicts the final nail in Ned Kelly's coffin. As the armoured anti-hero fires off those last remaining shots, he is soon ...
  • Comedy In Australian Movies
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    The Australian film industry has been in business for the past one hundred years. The early movies such as Ned Kelly (the first Australian movie) focused more towards the history aspect of things, where as the resent films explore all different types of genres. The Genre is classified to be the back bone of any movie; hence I've decided to delve into "Comedy in Australian movies and how the issue is exposed with the aid of humor". 'The Wog Boy', 'Cracker Jack', 'The Castle', 'Kangaroo Jack' and'...
  • Film Muriel
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    Watching Muriel's Wedding again in the context of this class allowed me to view the film from a new perspective. I approached the film with the questions we have been discussing in class in mind. What does the film say about national identity? How does it use landscape in its representation of Australian identity? How do the themes / myths of mateship and individuality factor into the film? In general, where does Muriel's Wedding fit into the overall scheme of Australian Cinema? Muriel's Wedding...
  • Back Ms Kay Kelly
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    They " re a weird Mob The film 'They " re a weird mob' is directed and produced by Michael Powell. This movie is based on an Italian journalist who migrates to Australia in the 1960'. The film goes through some of the problems that emigrants faced in Australia back in those days such as; understanding the language, trying to fit in with the Australian culture, finding jobs, dealing with racism etc... the film captures most of the issues that faced emigrants while at the same time making the movi...
  • Anti Australian Film
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    Breaker Morant is a film set in the 1900's during the Boer war where the British were in battle with farmers is Africa. As part of the alliance, the Australians were involved in the war almost automatically because of the British. As the film unfolds, it's revealed that the British Army were involved in a court case with the Australians for disobedience during the war and the killing of the Boer prisoners and the murder of a German missionary who witnessed the murder of the six Boers. This film ...
  • Film
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    A Cry in the Dark, motion picture about an Australian woman falsely accused of killing her baby. Released in 1988, the film is based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain (played by Meryl Streep), who claimed that wild dogs carried her baby away in the middle of the night. When the reserved woman does not appear to be overwrought about the child's death, the public begins to suspect that she killed her own child, and she goes to jail for the murder. Director Fred Schepisi cuts away from the mai...
  • Australian Values
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    The casual, layed back, simplistic ideals of Australians form our unique set of values. Australians value their Patriotism, their Mateship and their sense of Equality, and these, together with a good dose of humour and a match of Friday night football, gives you the typical Aussie larrikin in a nutshell. In Australia the only historical events admired by significant numbers of Australians are Gallipoli, Ned Kelly's last stand and the Eureka stockade. A common theme binding these events is that t...
  • Australian Film
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    Australian Sterotypes In Films Australian Sterotypes In Films Essay, Research Paper Australian films, although we sometimes may not realize it, contain portrayals of the Australian Identity that are seen across the world, but are these stereotypes healthy to the image of Australia? Film is a medium, which is able to converse across cultures & nations. Often the only knowledge of certain events and cultures is obtained through film. Therefore the way certain cultures or events are portrayed great...

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