World Film Locations: Sydney
Distributed for Intellect Ltd
The contributors to this collection take readers on a virtual tour of Sydney, from Kings Cross, the city’s red light district and frequent film location, to the famous beaches, to explore how representations in movies have both played into and influenced how we think of these spaces and those that frequent them. Essays also consider the experimental film group UBU Films, who shot shorts and features in and around Sydney’s inner city suburbs during the 1960s and early 1970s, and the Sydney Opera House, one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks, and its role in movies both Australian and international.
Packed with full-color photographs, this is the first book of its kind to deal specifically with Sydney and film. It will find a grateful audience among film lovers, casual viewers, tourists, and film historians.
The Man from England: Brian Trenchard-Smith in Sydney
Scenes 1-8 (1919-1974)
The World Behind the Coke Sign: Jon Hewitt’s Kings Cross
Scenes 9-16 (1975-1981)
Life’s a Beach…
Scenes 17-24 (1982-1986)
Sojourner Sydney: Looking from the Outside
Scenes 25-32 (1992-1999)
The Phantom of the Opera: The Sydney Opera House
Scenes 33-39 (1999-2005)
Ubu Films: Sydney’s Underground Radical Culture 1965-72
Scenes 40-46 (2006-2011)