- Code FILM2066
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Film Studies
- Areas of interest Film
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course provides an extended survey of Australian cinema from its initial achievements in the early 1900s to its internationalisation in the 1980s and its place in world cinema in the new millennium. Its primary focus is the cultural study of Australian film, with particular attention to changing depictions of the bush and the city, of Aboriginal, Australian and immigrant men and women, of Australian nationalism, and of its myths and heroes. The history of Australian film itself and its significant turning points, from the innovations of the silent era to later developments in art cinema, will also be a continuing consideration. Among films to be studied will be: The Story of the Kelly Gang, The Sentimental Bloke, Jedda, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, Mad Max, Bedevil, Romper Stomper and Australia.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the historical development of the film industry in Australia;
2. Read film as an historic and cultural document;
3. Think critically about the construction of national myths and icons; and
4. Demonstrate insight into the place of film in Australian culture.
Other InformationThis course is incompatible with ENGL2066
Indicative AssessmentTwo 2,000 word essays (45% each) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4).
One tutorial/seminar presentation (10%) (LO 2 and 3).
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WorkloadA 1-hour lecture, a 1-hour tutorial/seminar and a 2-hour screening per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake six hours of private study per week (total of 130 hours over the semester).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students taking the course towards a Film minor should have completed FILM1002.
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