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Following on from Ian Christie’s appreciation of the significance of Living London, historian Sally Jackson traces the exhibition history of the film within Australia and New Zealand and argues that it may have “directly influenced the development of the world’s first feature-length dramatic film, The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906).”
As the effects of digital technology become increasing pervasive within contemporary culture, Sally Shafto discusses what uses it is put in a range of auteur films such as Jia Zhang Ke’s The World, Eric Rohmer’s The Lady and the Duke and Abbas Kiarostami’s Ten.
Tony McKibbin examines what he calls the “ontological problem of nudity in Michelangelo Antonioni’s work”. A refreshing focus on an aspect of Antonioni’s films not often discussed in commentaries on his work.
The start of a series of articles on iconic shots and scenes in the cinema. Beginning with Australia, Scott Murray discusses his favourite moment from The Devil’s Playground. Darragh O’Donoghue looks at Strictly Ballroom, Adam Bingham Walkabout, and Aaron Goldberg Mad Max.
Exploitation producer Herman Cohen captured the 1950s teen market with such titles as I was a Teenage Werewolf and I Was a Teenage Frankenstein. Wheeler Winston Dixon looks at his career and the thematic subtexts that underpinned his work.