- Code SCRN2002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Screen Studies
- Areas of interest Australian Studies, Cultural Studies, Film
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Offered in See Future Offerings
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 have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the historical development of the film industry in Australia;
- read film as an historic and cultural document;
- think critically about the construction of national myths and icons; and
- demonstrate insight into the place of film in Australian culture.
Indicative Assessment2 essays , 2000 words each (45% each for a total of 90%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Tutorial/seminar presentation, 15 minutes (10%) Learning outcome 2, 3
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures, 12 hours of tutorials and 24 hours of film screening; and
b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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