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WORLD FILM LOCATIONS: SYDNEY. Neil Mitchell. Intellect Books, Bristol, 2014. Published in the U.S.A. by Intellect Books, University of Chicago Press. 128 pp. with 50 col. ills. 22 x 15 cm. ISBN 9781783203628 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Publisher's description: The capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, Sydney has been represented onscreen since the earliest days of cinema. An eclectic combination of tough inner-city suburbs, beachside communities, and green outlying exurbs, Sydney offers many intriguing possibilities to filmmakers. The tensions and differences found among its many multicultural inhabitants, poorer and wealthier suburbs, and central business district and beaches are reflected, exaggerated, and critiqued in memorable movies such as The Last Wave, Puberty Blues, Strictly Ballroom, and Little Fish, among many others. Sydney is a city where sun, sports, and surf rub shoulders with crime, racial tensions, and class divides. 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.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 161138
Paperbound $22.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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