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Australian Post-war Documentary Film: An Arc of Mirrors (Hardback)
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Australian Post-war Documentary Film: An Arc of Mirrors (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 27/08/2013
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This book covers topical subjects of World cinema, film remakes, and documentary film studies. It interrogates key films of the era and genre and theorizes the period on this basis. It is a publication written by a well known author in the field of documentary studies.The post-war period in Australian cultural history sparked critical debate over notions of nation-building, multiculturalism and internationalization. "Australian Post-war Documentary Film" tackles all these issues in a considered and wide-ranging analysis of government, institutional and also radical documentaries. On one level, the book is a selective history of Australian documentary film in the immediate post-war years. It also charts the rise of a progressive film culture. As a whole it is a thorough study of the international flows of film culture. Williams illustrates these themes by critiquing the key films of the era, including the seminal "The Back of Beyond", often cited as the greatest Australian film of all time." Australian Post-war Documentary Film" retells film history by reading these documentaries as part of a nexus of international, and particularly Australian filmic, written and dramatic texts, with close attention to textual analysis. The book will appeal to anyone interested in international cinema, the way that it theorizes the period and offers a host of international comparisons, widening its ideas to the fabric of cultural production that surrounds all art works.

Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781841502106
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 230 x 174 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.


MEDIA REVIEWS
""Australian Postwar Documentary Film: An Arc of""Mirrors" is a thoroughly and painstakingly researched study of its subject, which draws upon a wealth of new oral and other forms of historical resource related to the Australian labour movement and associated film-making."
--Ian Aitken, De Montfort University
A significant contribution to documentary history, the history of left-wing thought in the West, and Australian studies.
--Ian Henderson, Editor of Studies in Australasian Cinema"
Deane Williams re-evaluates Australian documentary film production after World War II, positioning it as part of an international left culture which can embrace producers as different as the Realist Film Unit, Cecil Holmes, John Heyer and Maslyn Williams. He invites readers on an always enlightening and often exciting journey through a complex web of people and films and events, to view Australian culture through the documentary film arc of mirrors .
--Ina Bertrand, University of Melbourne"
"Australian Postwar Documentary Film: An Arc of""Mirrors" is a thoroughly and painstakingly researched study of its subject, which draws upon a wealth of new oral and other forms of historical resource related to the Australian labour movement and associated film-making.
--Ian Aitken, De Montfort University"
With erudition and insight, Deane Williams in this book reconstructs a previously obscured era of documentary cinema in Australia, shedding light on the network of affiliations and associations that underlay the making of a cluster of compelling, politically charged documentary films in the postwar era. . . . This is an immensely thoughtful and timely contribution to the growing literature on the history of documentary cinema.
--Charles Wolfe, University of California, Santa Barbara"
"A significant contribution to documentary history, the history of left-wing thought in the West, and Australian studies."
--Ian Henderson, Editor of Studies in Australasian Cinema
"Deane Williams re-evaluates Australian documentary film production after World War II, positioning it as part of an international left culture which can embrace producers as different as the Realist Film Unit, Cecil Holmes, John Heyer and Maslyn Williams. He invites readers on an always enlightening and often exciting journey through a complex web of people and films and events, to view Australian culture through the documentary film 'arc of mirrors'."
--Ina Bertrand, University of Melbourne
"Australian Postwar Documentary Film: An Arc ofMirrors is a thoroughly and painstakingly researched study of its subject, which draws upon a wealth of new oral and other forms of historical resource related to the Australian labour movement and associated film-making."
--Ian Aitken, De Montfort University
"With erudition and insight, Deane Williams in this book reconstructs a previously obscured era of documentary cinema in Australia, shedding light on the network of affiliations and associations that underlay the making of a cluster of compelling, politically charged documentary films in the postwar era. . . . This is an immensely thoughtful and timely contribution to the growing literature on the history of documentary cinema."
--Charles Wolfe, University of California, Santa Barbara

"A significant contribution to documentary history, the history of left-wing thought in the West, and Australian studies."

--Ian Henderson, Editor of Studies in Australasian Cinema

"Deane Williams re-evaluates Australian documentary film production after World War II, positioning it as part of an international left culture which can embrace producers as different as the Realist Film Unit, Cecil Holmes, John Heyer and Maslyn Williams. He invites readers on an always enlightening and often exciting journey through a complex web of people and films and events, to view Australian culture through the documentary film 'arc of mirrors'."

--Ina Bertrand, University of Melbourne

"Australian Postwar Documentary Film: An Arc ofMirrors is a thoroughly and painstakingly researched study of its subject, which draws upon a wealth of new oral and other forms of historical resource related to the Australian labour movement and associated film-making."

--Ian Aitken, De Montfort University

"With erudition and insight, Deane Williams in this book reconstructs a previously obscured era of documentary cinema in Australia, shedding light on the network of affiliations and associations that underlay the making of a cluster of compelling, politically charged documentary films in the postwar era. . . . This is an immensely thoughtful and timely contribution to the growing literature on the history of documentary cinema."

--Charles Wolfe, University of California, Santa Barbara

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