By Ben Goldsmith, Geoff Lealand, Mark David Ryan
This addition to Intellect's listing of global Cinema sequence turns the highlight on Australia and New Zealand and gives an in-depth and intriguing examine the cinema produced in those nations because the flip of the 20th century. notwithstanding the 2 countries percentage significant cultural and monetary connections, their movie industries stay certain, marked by means of modifications of scale, point of presidency involvement and investment, and relatives with different international locations and nationwide cinemas. via essays approximately favorite genres and subject matters, profiles of administrators, and complete experiences of vital titles, this elementary consultant explores the range and specialty of flicks from Australia and New Zealand from Whale Rider to The Piano to Wolf Creek.
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