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Issue Details: First known date: 2022... 2022 Fable or Fact : A Storyteller First and Foremost
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'For the casual moviegoer unconcerned by matters of auteurship, it can still come as something of a shock to learn that the person behind the original Mad Max trilogy (1979–85), as well as its decade-defining follow-up, Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), also brought us the madcap animal antics of Babe: Pig in the City (1998) and the all-singing, all-dancing penguin colony of Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet 2 (2011). George Miller has one of the most eclectic oeuvres in modern cinema, but all his films are defined by a rich, seemingly limitless vein of imagination, as well as by the technical and aesthetic mastery necessary to mine it. Whether dabbling in live-action or 3D animation – whether wrangling penguins, pigs, or eighteen-wheeler ‘War Rigs’ – Miller is a storyteller first and foremost. It stands to reason that his latest film is a story about stories themselves: where they come from, what they mean to us, and what their place is (if any) in the modern world.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review no. 447 October 2022 25231320 2022 periodical issue

    'Welcome to the October issue of ABR. This month we turn to politics of various kinds – local, national, and international. Our cover features include Clare Monagle’s irreverent take on King Charles III, Gillian Russell on recent Northern Irish fiction, Claudio Bozzi on the turbulent state of Italian politics, Peter Goldsworthy on mortality and Salman Rushdie, and Gideon Haigh on a new biography of Daniel Andrews. Also in the issue are reviews of new fiction from Robbie Arnott, Ian McEwan, Kamila Shamsie, Jock Serong, and Eliza Henry-Jones. Graeme Davison reviews Jim Davidson’s book on Clem Christesen and Stephen Murray-Smith. Other highlights include David Jack on Chip Le Grand, Peter Rose on Shannon Burns, and Anwen Crawford on Jeff Sparrow.'  (Publication summary)

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