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Adaptation of The Man from Snowy River A. B. Paterson 1890 single work poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1982 1982
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Based on A. B. (Banjo) Paterson's classic poem, The Man from Snowy River is a coming-of-age story set in the Snowy River highlands of Northern Victoria and southern NSW in about 1880. Young stockman Jim Craig has lived his first eighteen years in the mountains.The death of his father forces him to leave the family property and go to the low lands to earn enough money to get it back in operation. He finds work on the property of the wealthy Mr Harrison, but when a valuable colt runs off to join a mob of brumbies in the highlands, he is forced to get it back and hopefully clear his name. Harrison offers a reward, which brings to the hunt dozens of the best horsemen in the district (including Clancy of the Overflow). Unimpressed by Jim's undersized mountain horse, Harrison and the other stockmen suggest that he stay behind. Jim uses his knowledge of the mountains and his horse's experience to track the colt down and bring it home. He doesn't ride so much for the reward, however, as to prove his worth to Harrison's headstrong daughter Jessica.

The narrative's sub-plot sees Jim and Jessica caught in the middle of a twenty-year-old feud between Harrison and his twin brother, Spur (who was also Jim's father's best friend and Jessica's now-dead mother's former true love).

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— Appears in: Me, Antman and Fleabag 2007; (p. 56)
Sacrificing Steve : How I Killed the Crocodile Hunter Luke Carman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , vol. 16 no. 2 2010;
'Bob Hodge and Vijay Mishra argue that the complex issues of illegitimacy at the core of Australian identity are repressed through a continual process of cyclical silencing, where traces of a shameful past are exorcised by a focus on images of a mythologised 'legend', embodied in characters such as 'The Man from Snowy River'. This article explores such a 'schizophrenic' cycle in relation to the life, death and resurrection of Steve 'Crocodile Hunter' Irwin.' (Authors' abstract)
Desperate Diversions : The Snowy, the Gulf, and Populism Norm Leslie , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : The Australian Journal of Media & Culture , vol. 4 no. 2 1991;
Gothic Definitions : The New Australian "Cinema of Horrors" Jonathan Rayner , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 91-97)
This paper examines ‘ the pervasive presence of horror materials, in both thematic and stylistic terms, within the Australian feature film industry from its re-establishment at the end of the 1960s to the present.’ (p. 91)
y Reel Locations : The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films Anthony Roberts , Prahran : Explore Australia , 2011 Z1793927 2011 single work prose travel 'Did you know that because baby pigs grow at an alarming rate, 48 pigs were used for the filming of Babe? Or that the town of Poowong in South Gippsland was selected for the premier of Kenny? Reel Locations: The Ultimate Travel Guide to Aussie Films is a book for anyone with an interest in Australian films - and for those wanting to relive the magic that was created. Covering 20 iconic Australian flicks, film buff Anthony Roberts not only details what locations were used for particular scenes, but also offers travel information on what you'll see if you visit these locations now, as well as where to eat and where to stay. A vibrant design, film stills and many quirky facts round out this enjoyable book that is ideal for both armchair travellers and eager tourists.' (Publisher's blurb)
Portraits of Settler History in The Proposition Carol Hart , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , January - March no. 38 2006;
'Hailed as an antipodean Western, this Nick Cave scripted and John Hillcoat directed feature raises considerable debate about the representation of Australia's colonial history.' (Publisher's abstract)
Who's Afraid of the Working Class? We Are Rebecca Harkins-Cross , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 13 2011; (p. 33, 37)
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— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 135-148)
'Australian cinema began with a confident leap into the future. Charles Tait's The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in Melbourne in 1906, is credited as the world's first narrative feature. Post-Federation years continued to see poetry influence the national imagination, and occasionally inspire cinema on its journey.' (Author's abstract)
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— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 September 2014; (p. 22)
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