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form y Looking for Alibrandi single work   film/TV   young adult  
Adaptation of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 1992 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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'Nonna Katia, Christina and Josie are three generations of Italian-Australian women living together in a hothouse atmosphere of love, support...and drama on an operatic scale.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 23/10/2012)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Wogs Laughing - All the Way to the Bank Jordan Baker , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 January 2016; (p. 28)
Tim Tams and Panel Vans : Looking for Alibrandi, Australia’s Best Teen Movie Sinead Stubbins , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 June 2015;

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Melina Marchetta: An Interview Angie Schiavone (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February/March no. 183 2009; (p. 6-7)
You Ought to Be in Pictures Sandy George , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 July 2007; (p. 16)
This article discusses the reluctance of Australian filmakers to adapt literary sources to films. Publishers and agents were invited to identify books with strong cinematic poential from their own catalogues. Five film producers decided that eleven (ten from Australia and one from Scotland) would be discussed at the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival
When the Sun Sets over Suburbia : Class and Subculture in Bruce Beresford's Puberty Blues Lesley Speed , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 407 - 418)
The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Talking About My Generazione Rosalie Higson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 May 2005; (p. 10)
y The Heinemann English Project Text Study : Looking for Alibrandi Mark Stracey , Leanne Matheson , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Education Australia , 2005 Z1756272 2005 single work criticism 'An analysis of the book and its transformation into a movie.' (Trove)
Escaping History and Shame in Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 152-171)
In this chapter Collins and Davis analyse how the films, Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds 'invites us to consider the relation between the past and the present .' The authors argue that the stories these films tell, regarding 'coming of age, reveal a picture of young Australians as the inheritors of a nation divided on issues of race relations, land politics, national security, and how best to deal with the shameful episodes from our colonial past.' Although these films differ in style and content they express a common 'form of teen mobility fuelled by the desire to 'escape history' ... that is symptomatic of the specific difficulties of coming of age in post-Mabo Australia.' Source : Australian Cinema after Mabo (2004).
Packaging Australia : Working Dog's The Dish Mark Freeman , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
Untitled Jonathan Dawson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 38 2001; (p. 105-108)

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Inspired Leap from Page to Stage James Waites , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 January 1995; (p. 12)

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Inspired Leap from Page to Stage James Waites , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 January 1995; (p. 12)

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Untitled Jonathan Dawson , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Drama Studies , April no. 38 2001; (p. 105-108)

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Tim Tams and Panel Vans : Looking for Alibrandi, Australia’s Best Teen Movie Sinead Stubbins , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 June 2015;

— Review of Looking for Alibrandi Melina Marchetta 2000 single work film/TV
Talking About My Generazione Rosalie Higson , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 May 2005; (p. 10)
You Ought to Be in Pictures Sandy George , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 18 July 2007; (p. 16)
This article discusses the reluctance of Australian filmakers to adapt literary sources to films. Publishers and agents were invited to identify books with strong cinematic poential from their own catalogues. Five film producers decided that eleven (ten from Australia and one from Scotland) would be discussed at the 2007 Melbourne International Film Festival
Melina Marchetta: An Interview Angie Schiavone (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February/March no. 183 2009; (p. 6-7)
Escaping History and Shame in Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds Felicity Collins , Therese Davis , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cinema after Mabo 2004; (p. 152-171)
In this chapter Collins and Davis analyse how the films, Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the Clouds 'invites us to consider the relation between the past and the present .' The authors argue that the stories these films tell, regarding 'coming of age, reveal a picture of young Australians as the inheritors of a nation divided on issues of race relations, land politics, national security, and how best to deal with the shameful episodes from our colonial past.' Although these films differ in style and content they express a common 'form of teen mobility fuelled by the desire to 'escape history' ... that is symptomatic of the specific difficulties of coming of age in post-Mabo Australia.' Source : Australian Cinema after Mabo (2004).
y The Heinemann English Project Text Study : Looking for Alibrandi Mark Stracey , Leanne Matheson , Port Melbourne : Heinemann Education Australia , 2005 Z1756272 2005 single work criticism 'An analysis of the book and its transformation into a movie.' (Trove)
When the Sun Sets over Suburbia : Class and Subculture in Bruce Beresford's Puberty Blues Lesley Speed , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 20 no. 3 2006; (p. 407 - 418)
Packaging Australia : Working Dog's The Dish Mark Freeman , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , February-March no. 12 2001;
The Polysemous Coathanger : The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Feature Film, 1930-1982 Lennart Jacobsen , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , July - September no. 40 2006;
'The cinema has long been attracted to photographing great cultural icons. This article provides a thorough account of the celluloid life of one of Australia's most distinctive landmarks.' (Publisher's abstract)
Wogs Laughing - All the Way to the Bank Jordan Baker , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 31 January 2016; (p. 28)

Awards

2001 nominated Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Film Best Film
2000 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Script Writing Award
2000 winner AFI Awards Best Adapted Screenplay
2000 winner Film Critics Circle of Australia Best Screenplay - Adapted
2000 winner AFI Awards Best Film
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