Historical Dictionary Of Australian And New Zealand Cinema by Albert MoranHistorical Dictionary Of Australian And New Zealand Cinema by Albert Moran

Historical Dictionary Of Australian And New Zealand Cinema

byAlbert Moran, Errol Vieth

Hardcover | October 25, 2005

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Whether it was Jane Campion's The Piano, Mel Gibson in Mad Max, Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee, or The Lord of the Rings saga, we have all experienced the cinema of Australia and New Zealand. With entries on many exceptional producers, directors, writers and actors, as well as the films indicated above and many others, it also presents the early pioneers, the film companies and government bodies, and much more in its hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. Through a chronology that shows how far these cinemas have come in a short time and an introduction that presents them more broadly, a clear portrait of the two countries' motion pictures emerge. The bibliography is an excellent source for further reading.
Albert Moran has written many books and articles, and is now a senior lecturer at Griffith University in Queensland. Errol Vieth is currently associate dean for research in the Faculty of Informatics and Communication at Central Queensland University.
Title:Historical Dictionary Of Australian And New Zealand CinemaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 8.7 × 7.5 × 1.17 inPublished:October 25, 2005Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810854597

ISBN - 13:9780810854598

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Reader's Note Part 4 AUSTRALIA Chapter 5 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 6 Chronology Chapter 7 Introduction Chapter 8 The Dictionary Part 9 Illustrations Part 10 NEW ZEALAND Chapter 11 Acronyms and Abbreviations Chapter 12 Chronology Chapter 13 Introduction Chapter 14 The Dictionary Chapter 15 Bibliography Part 16 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

The film industries of the two countries are treated in separate sections in this reference, which is intended as a resource for further research rather than an exhaustive encyclopedia or a record of all films. For each country, coverage includes a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introduction, and a "dictionary," which consists of entries ranging from a paragraph to several pages (e.g. the entry for "masculinity" in Australia) on significant films and their personnel and relevant themes. The bibliography is extensive and is organized by subject. There is no index. Authors Moran ((Griffith University, Queensland) and Vieth (author of "Screening Science: Contexts, Texts and Science Fiction in Film") are both based in Australia but have extensive knowledge of New Zealand as well.