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The Last Days of Chez Nous Two Friends

Author : Helen Garner
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The Last Days of Chez Nous & Two Friends showcases the range of one of Australia’s greatest writers. These two scripts for films—The Last Days of Chez Nous was directed by Gillian Armstrong in 1991, and Two Friends by Jane Campion in 1986—are funny, sharp observations of relationships and friendships that are as intimate and engrossing as Helen Garner’s acclaimed novels. This edition comes with a new introduction by the internationally renowned screenwriter Laura Jones, winner of the inaugural Australian Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. Helen Garner is an award-winning author of novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature and in 2016 a Windham-Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction. Her novel The Spare Room, published in 2008, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has been translated into many languages. Her non-fiction book This House of Grief won the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime of 2015. Helen Garner’s most recent book is Everywhere I Look. ‘(Garner’s) humour and pathos shine...The stories are absorbing, the preface, quite fascinating.’ BookMooch

A Writing Life

Author : Bernadette Brennan
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‘This is literary critique and biography at its finest. Australian Financial Review Helen Garner is one of Australia’s most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because she refuses to be constrained by the rules of literary form. She has never been afraid to write herself into her nonfiction, and many of her own experiences help to shape her fiction. But who is the ‘I’ in Helen Garner’s work? Bernadette Brennan’s A Writing Life is the first full-length study of Garner’s forty years of work, a literary portrait that maps all of her books against the different stages of her life. Brennan has had access to previously unavailable papers in Garner’s archive, and she provides a lively and rigorous reading of the books, journals and correspondence of one of Australia’s most beloved women of letters. Garner has always been a boundary-crosser. Refusing the constrictions of literary genre she has sought to write across and craft her own versions of them. She readily admits to a ‘me’ character in all her work. That character is a carefully constructed self. In her fiction, she unsettles her readers’ assumptions about protagonists by creating ‘Helen’ characters, most blatantly in ‘Little Helen’s Sunday Afternoon’, ‘Habe Dank’ and The Spare Room. In so doing, she demonstrates the complexity of a constructed fictional self. Dr Bernadette Brennan is an academic and researcher in contemporary Australian writing, literature and ethics. She is the author of a number of publications, including a monograph on Brian Castro and two edited collections: Just Words?: Australian Authors Writing for Justice (UQP 2008), and Ethical Investigations: Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics (Vagabond 2008). She lives in Sydney. ‘Billed as “the first full-length study of Garner’s 40 years of work, a literary portrait that maps all of her books against the different stages of her life”. Well, who wouldn’t want to read that?’ Australian ‘Brennan’s depiction of Garner’s fearless approach to the very difficult subjects of The First Stone, Joe Cinque’s Consolation and This House of Grief is beautifully modulated and a real triumph. She has captured and interpreted an important writer and her work beautifully.’ Books + Publishing ‘Brennan has produced a literary portrait that more than does its subject justice. It is not a biography; Garner was quite clear that she didn’t want that, but because Garner is so often present in her own writing, it’s inevitable that her life is reflected in the discussion of her works. This helps put her works in context, and a picture emerges of an amazing writer...Bernadette Brennan has done us all a great favour in delivering this immensely enjoyable book.’ Mark Rubbo, Readings ‘Brennan is an astute and sensitive reader of Garner’s work.’ Big Issue ‘The writing is clear, measured, and graceful throughout...The readings of the fiction are astute and straightforward, tracing Garner’s development from the allegedly unstructured Monkey Grip, which in fact offers a formal equivalent to the push-me pull-you vagaries of love and junk, through the perfection of The Children’s Bach and the experiments in voice and style in Postcards from Surfers, to the late-style bareness and hardness of The Spare Room.’ Sydney Morning Herald 'This book offers an illuminating discussion of Garner’s boundary crossing work. Its own magic lies in bringing elements of memoir and criticism into an absorbing conversation that begins with a rich contextualisation of Garner’s work, and extends into the literary and ethical questions with which Brennan has long been concerned.’ Australian ‘Absorbing, informative and engaging read.’ Conversation ‘Brennan examines both assumptions by tracing Garner’s steps to becoming a full-time writer in a style that is both thoughtful and readable.’ Australian Book Review ‘Bernadette Brennan brings a calm eye and an easy grace to her descriptions of Garner’s life, literature and impact on Australia’s cultural and socio-political landscape...She draws a more complex picture of one of our best known and most skilled writers than we’ve enjoyed in a full-length volume before.’ A Bigger Brighter World ‘Probably my favourite book so far [this year]. A marvellous tribute to one of Australia’s great writers.’ Mark Rubbo, The Best Books We’ve Read This Year (So Far) 2017, Readings ‘Bernadette Brennan’s first full-length study of Helen Garner’s work, A Writing Life, has inspired me to pile Garner’s books on my bedside table, and to look at each of them again with fresh eyes.’ The Best Books We’ve Read This Year (So Far) 2017, Readings ‘A remarkably shrewd study of Garner’s work knitted with a tender representation of her personal life.’ Mascara Literary Review 'Brennan performs a kind of call for literature, its criticism as well as creation.' Sydney Review of Books

Australian Writers 1975 2000

Author : Selina Samuels
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Essays on the literary historiography of Australia provide an overview of prominent and influential Australian writers of the literary and cultural movements from 1975 to 2000. A period marked by strong female voices and concern to represent the female experience. Discusses the wide stylistic sweep of the Australian writers of this period; the diversity of poetry, dramatists who wrote scripts for movies and television and traditional genres such as fiction and drama.

Australian Film

Author : Brian Reis
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A comprehensive retrospective bibliography on the Australian film industry.

Who s who in Australia

Author : Suzannah Pearce
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Womenvision

Author : Lisa French
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Intellectually stimulating and a pleasure to read, these essays offer new insights and are essential reading for those who wish to understand fully our national cinema.

The Book of the Film and the Film of the Book

Author : Wayne Levy
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Speaking Volumes

Author : Ray Willbanks
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The author, an American academic, presents the results of his interviews with 16 prominent Australian contemporary writers including Patrick White, Thea Astley and Peter Carey. He discusses with them themes such as national identity, American and English influences, literary criticism and sexuality. First published in 1991 by the University of Texas Press.

The Journal of Commonwealth Literature

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One number each year includes Annual bibliography of Commonwealth literature.

My Hard Heart

Author : Helen Garner
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Home and Away

Author : Susan Hayes
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This selection of short stories offers readers a variety of viewpoints on a major preoccupation in Australian politics, literature and society. Questions about belonging, alienation, travel, migration, identity and communication are raised by these stories in the context of human emotions ranging from joy to despair, and from anger to laughter.

Variety International Film Guide 1996

Author : Peter Cowie
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"The world's most respected movie annual" Now in its 33rd year, the Variety International Film Guide is the world's most respected movie annual, covering all aspects of the cinema in some 60 countries. The all-new 1996 edition contains articles by more than 50 contributors, all film experts in their respective countries. This indispensable World Production Survey, which forms the core of the book, contains assessments of the year just past and the year to come in both artistic and movie industry terms and includes a valuable checklist of new and forthcoming films, producers, distributors, useful addresses and stills from the latest films. Other essential sections of the Guide include Awards, Festivals, Film Archives, Film Schools, Film Bookshops and Memorabilia, Film Books, Film Magazines, and Laser discs. The book also features illustrated articles on five directors of the year. Peter Cowie is International publishing Director of Variety and author of numerous books on the cinema, including Ingmar Bergman, Coppola, and the recently-published World Cinema: Diary of a Day.

The Nation

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Jane Campion

Author : Dana Polan
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With the phenomenal success of 'The Piano' (1993), Jane Campion became revered by many as the leading female film director of the 1990s. In this book, Dana Polan examines the phenomenon of 'The Piano' and how it develops from the early shorts and first features which evoke an often surreal and critical distanced style of looking at everyday issues. Looking at all of Campion's work before and since, including 'Holy Smoke' (1999), which returned again to the battleground of gender politics, the author concludes his survey of the director's work by offering some hypotheses about the erotic thriller 'The Cut' (2001) whilst asking what variety of approaches to the study of directors might now be fruitful.

Leonard Maltin s Movie Video Guide 2001

Author : Leonard Maltin
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Presents capsule movie reviews with ratings.

Leonard Maltin s Movie Guide 2006

Author : Kathleen Anderson
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Offers readers a comprehensive reference to the world of film, including more than eight thousand DVD titles, along with information on performers, ratings, running times, and helpful features.

Sight and Sound Film Review Volume

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Who s who in Australia 2008

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A biographic reference to notable people in Australia. Entrants are drawn from all areas of Australian life, including the arts, politics, education, medicine, defence, business, diplomatic service, and recipients of honours and awards.

Leonard Maltin s 2015 Movie Guide

Author : Leonard Maltin
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NEARLY 16,000 ENTRIES INCLUDING 300+ NEW ENTRIES AND MORE THAN 13,000 DVD LISTINGS Summer blockbusters and independent sleepers; masterworks of Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Martin Scorsese; the timeless comedy of the Marx Brothers and Buster Keaton; animated classics from Walt Disney and Pixar; the finest foreign films ever made. This 2015 edition covers the modern era, from 1965 to the present, while including all the great older films you can’t afford to miss—and those you can—from box-office smashes to cult classics to forgotten gems to forgettable bombs, listed alphabetically, and complete with all the essential information you could ask for. NEW: • Nearly 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with 300+ new entries • More than 25,000 DVD and video listings • Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos MORE: • Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 • Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB • Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited • Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and classics • Leonard’s personal list of Must-See Movies • Date of release, running time, director, stars, MPAA ratings, color or black and white • Concise summary, capsule review, and four-star-to-BOMB rating system • Precise information on films shot in widescreen format • Symbols for DVDs, videos, and laserdiscs • Completely updated index of leading actors

Myth Meaning

Author : Peter Malone
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Do film directors make the same film over and over again? What distinguishes Australian films from those of Hollywood? Peter Malone seeks answers to these questions as he explores the spiritual and moral values that underlie the work of a selection of Australian film-makers. Culled from almost a hundred taped interviews, this book is the voice of Australian directors.