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form y Ned Kelly single work   film/TV   historical fiction   crime  
Adaptation of Our Sunshine Robert Drewe 1991 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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Based on Robert Drewe's novel Our Sunshine, the film follows Kelly from his arrest for horse theft in 1871 to his execution at Old Melbourne Gaol in 1880.

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Works about this Work

Gregor Jordan 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December no. 69 2013;
This essay provides a detailed analysis of Gregor Jordan's film-making career.
y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

Waves of Fosters, Crocodiles and Ockers : Representation of Australia and Australians in American Popular Culture Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , vol. 1 no. 2 2012; (p. 247-254)
'This article presents a broad overview of the Australian presence in American popular culture since 1995, focusing on a variety of cultural productions, including television, film, restaurants, beer advertisements, clothing and music. I argue that Australia and Australians are depicted in American popular culture in an exaggerated, exoticized manner. The representations of Australia and Australians in American popular culture usually consist of exaggerated stereotypes that are constructed in order to serve commercial interests, and this the representations serve to perpetuate stereotypes, such as the Ocker image that is so dominant in American popular culture, rather than to increase knowledge of Australia and Australians within the United States.' (Author's abstract p. 247)
The Kelly Trail 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 September 2012; (p. 4)
The Camera in the Iron Helmet : Ned Kelly (Gregor Jordan, 2003) Daniel Eisenberg , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 14 March no. 58 2011;
Reel Time : McDonagh Thanks Guard His Kelly Days are Over Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 August 2011; (p. 17)
Shooting Cinematic Outlaws : Ned Kelly and Jesse James as Viewed through Film Daniel Eisenberg , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 145-154)
'The frontier outlaws of Australia and America have a long and storied relationship with cinema. Two of the most recent cinematic adaptations of these legends, Ned Kelly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, act as excellent entry points into an exploration of this subject. By comparing the narrative structures of the two films in relation to the concept of 'the Outlaw Legend' and by highlighting the two films' respective positionings of the spectator - as filtered by concepts of national identity - an insight into the interwoven elements of man, myth and movie becomes apparent.' (Editor's abstract)
Ned Kelly Sarah Pinto , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Making Film and Television Histories : Australia and New Zealand 2011; (p. 199-204)
When the Fact Becomes Fiction : Ned Kelly, His Letters and Those Films Stephen Gaunson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 99-110)
Does Dan Die? The Ned Kelly Films and the Question of the Fate of Dan Kelly and Steve Hart at Glenrowan Neil Rattigan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 23 2008; (p. 117-130)
Fighting for Legitimacy : Masculinity, Political Voice and Ned Kelly Sarah Pinto , Leigh Boucher , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies , January vol. 10 no. 1 2006; (p. 1-29)
Behind the Mask Lynden Barber , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 March 2003; (p. 4-6)
Traces the history of representations of Ned Kelly in various media, giving prominence to film adaptations of the bushranger's life. Also discusses the growth and place of Kelly mythology in Australian culture.
Hunting Ned Sandra McLean , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
Bushranger in Search of Romance Michaela Boland , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
Ned's Movie Myth Mark Juddery , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 23 March 2003; (p. 4-5)
The Not-So-True History of the Kelly Gang Christopher Bantick , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 April 2003; (p. 15)
Hollywood Role Reignites Ned Kelly Debate Justine Toh , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 April 2003; (p. B7)
The Myth of Kelly Geoff Gardner , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 228 2003; (p. 4)
Sticking to Your Guns Ned Kelly Designs Lara Zamiatin , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: State of the Arts , April - June 2003; (p. 50-51)
New Histories of the Kelly Gang : Gregor Jordan's Ned Kelly Ina Bertrand , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , May-June no. 26 2003;
How does the latest portrait of the legendary bushranger stack up against previous versions?
Film of the Week Tom Ryan , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 March 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh 2003 single work film/TV
A Bankable Kelly Michael Hutak , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 1 April vol. 121 no. 6366 2003; (p. 77)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh 2003 single work film/TV
Cinema Richard Kuipers , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 26 March - 1 April no. 436 2003; (p. 29)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh 2003 single work film/TV
Untitled Jonathan Dawson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , October no. 41 2002; (p. 138-142)

— Review of Ned Kelly John Michael McDonagh 2003 single work film/TV ; Blue Murder Ian David 1995 series - publisher film/TV
Behind the Mask Lynden Barber , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 March 2003; (p. 4-6)
Traces the history of representations of Ned Kelly in various media, giving prominence to film adaptations of the bushranger's life. Also discusses the growth and place of Kelly mythology in Australian culture.
Hunting Ned Sandra McLean , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
Bushranger in Search of Romance Michaela Boland , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2003; (p. 5)
Ned's Full Metal Jacket Fits Heath Garry Maddox , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 June 2002;
Ned's Movie Myth Mark Juddery , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 23 March 2003; (p. 4-5)
The Not-So-True History of the Kelly Gang Christopher Bantick , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 April 2003; (p. 15)
Hollywood Role Reignites Ned Kelly Debate Justine Toh , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 12 April 2003; (p. B7)
The Myth of Kelly Geoff Gardner , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Muse , May no. 228 2003; (p. 4)
Sticking to Your Guns Ned Kelly Designs Lara Zamiatin , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: State of the Arts , April - June 2003; (p. 50-51)
When the Fact Becomes Fiction : Ned Kelly, His Letters and Those Films Stephen Gaunson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Fact and Fiction : Readings in Australian Literature 2008; (p. 99-110)
Fighting for Legitimacy : Masculinity, Political Voice and Ned Kelly Sarah Pinto , Leigh Boucher , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Interdisciplinary Gender Studies , January vol. 10 no. 1 2006; (p. 1-29)
Does Dan Die? The Ned Kelly Films and the Question of the Fate of Dan Kelly and Steve Hart at Glenrowan Neil Rattigan , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Folklore , November no. 23 2008; (p. 117-130)
The Camera in the Iron Helmet : Ned Kelly (Gregor Jordan, 2003) Daniel Eisenberg , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , 14 March no. 58 2011;
Reel Time : McDonagh Thanks Guard His Kelly Days are Over Michael Bodey , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 17 August 2011; (p. 17)
New Histories of the Kelly Gang : Gregor Jordan's Ned Kelly Ina Bertrand , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , May-June no. 26 2003;
How does the latest portrait of the legendary bushranger stack up against previous versions?
Waves of Fosters, Crocodiles and Ockers : Representation of Australia and Australians in American Popular Culture Nathanael O'Reilly , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , vol. 1 no. 2 2012; (p. 247-254)
'This article presents a broad overview of the Australian presence in American popular culture since 1995, focusing on a variety of cultural productions, including television, film, restaurants, beer advertisements, clothing and music. I argue that Australia and Australians are depicted in American popular culture in an exaggerated, exoticized manner. The representations of Australia and Australians in American popular culture usually consist of exaggerated stereotypes that are constructed in order to serve commercial interests, and this the representations serve to perpetuate stereotypes, such as the Ocker image that is so dominant in American popular culture, rather than to increase knowledge of Australia and Australians within the United States.' (Author's abstract p. 247)
Shooting Cinematic Outlaws : Ned Kelly and Jesse James as Viewed through Film Daniel Eisenberg , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , 24 August vol. 5 no. 2 2011; (p. 145-154)
'The frontier outlaws of Australia and America have a long and storied relationship with cinema. Two of the most recent cinematic adaptations of these legends, Ned Kelly and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, act as excellent entry points into an exploration of this subject. By comparing the narrative structures of the two films in relation to the concept of 'the Outlaw Legend' and by highlighting the two films' respective positionings of the spectator - as filtered by concepts of national identity - an insight into the interwoven elements of man, myth and movie becomes apparent.' (Editor's abstract)
The Kelly Trail 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 September 2012; (p. 4)
Gregor Jordan 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , December no. 69 2013;
This essay provides a detailed analysis of Gregor Jordan's film-making career.
y The Ned Kelly Films : A Cultural History of Kelly History Stephen Gaunson , Bristol Chicago : Intellect , 2013 7520597 2013 multi chapter work criticism

'One of Australia’s most notorious outlaws, Ned Kelly lived on the land from the time of his first arrest at age 14, until police captured him and his Kelly gang a decade later in 1880. Immortalized in a series of onscreen productions, he has since become one of the most resilient screen presences in the history of Australian cinema.

'Covering the nine feature films, three miniseries, and two TV movies that have been made about this controversial character, Stephen Gaunson illuminates a central irony: from novels to comics to the branding of the site where he was captured, most cultural representations of Kelly are decidedly lowbrow. But only the films have been condemned for not offering a more serious interpretation of this figure and his historical context. Asking what value we can place on such ‘bad’ historical cinema, Gaunson offers new insights about the textual characteristics of cinematic material and the conditions of film distribution, circulation, and reception.' (Publication summary)

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