Diasporas of Australian Cinema

Edited by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska, and Anthony Lambert

Diasporas of Australian Cinema
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Edited by Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska, and Anthony Lambert

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

128 pages | 12 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2009
Paper $35.50 ISBN: 9781841501970 Published August 2009

This volume is the first to focus exclusively on diasporic filmmaking and the rich cultural diversity within Australian cinema, and it contains previously unpublished articles by some of the foremost experts on Australian cinema in the world. Contributors to Diasporas of Australian Cinema discuss a variety of contemporary and historical filmmaking, encompassing documentaries, features and short films. A number of key feature films are discussed including Forty Thousand Horsemen, Silver City, Wog Boy, Head On, Russian Doll, Japanese Story, and Lucky Miles.  Opening with a comprehensive chapter that introduces the organizing concept of this volume, diasporic hybridity, the essays go on to explore migration, Asian-Australian subjectivity, cross-cultural romance, Islamic-Australian identity and “wogsploitation” comedy. A useful reference source for scholars of film, migration, cultural, and Australian studies, Diasporas of Australian Cinema also features a comprehensive filmography listing Australian features, documentaries and shorts with significant diasporic content.

Preface: Diasporas of Australian Cinema - A Provocation
   Toby Miller
Part One: Theories
Chapter 1
Introduction: Rethinking Diasporas - Australian Cinema, History and Society
   Catherine Simpson, Renata Murawska and Anthony Lambert
Chapter 2
Tinkering at the Borders: Lucky Miles and the Diasporic (no) Road Movie
   Catherine Simpson
Chapter 3
Ethics and Risk in Asian-Australian Cinema: The Last Chip
   Audrey Yue
Chapter 4
'I'm Falling in Your Love': Cross-cultural Romance and the Refugee Film
   Sonia Magdelena Tascón
Chapter 5
White Aborigines: Women, Space, Mimicry and Mobility
   Anthony Lambert
Part Two: Representations
Chapter 6
Wogboy Comedies and the Australian National Type
   Felicity Collins
Chapter 7
Excess in Oz: The Crazy Russian and the Quiet Australian
   Greg Dolgopolov
Chapter 8
Anzac's 'Others': 'Cruel Huns' and 'Noble Turks'
   Antje Gnida and Catherine Simpson
Chapter 9
'Now You Blokes Own the Place': Representations of Japanese Culture in Recent Australian Cinema
   Rebecca Coyle
Chapter 10
Other Shorelines, or the Greek-Australian Cinema
   John Conomos
Part Three: Film-Makers
Chapter 11
'A European Heart': Exile, Isolation and Interiority in the Life and Films of Paul Cox
   Marek Haltof
Chapter 12
Sophia Turkiewicz: Australianizing Poles, or 'Bloody Nuts and Balts' in Silver City (1984)
   Renata Murawska
Chapter 13
Lebanese Muslims Speak Back: Two Films by Tom Zubrycki
   Susie Khamis
Chapter 14
Sejong Park's Birthday Boy and Korean-Australian Encounters
   Ben Goldsmith and Brian Yecies
Diasporic Filmography
   Garry Gillard and Anthony Lambert
Notes on Contributors
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