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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 'Mrs Boss! We Gotta Get Those Fat Cheeky Bullocks into That Big Bloody Metal Ship!' : Live Export as Romantic Backdrop in Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia'
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    y separately published work icon Captured : The Animal within Culture Melissa Boyde (editor), New York (City) : Palgrave Macmillan , 2013 7098229 2013 anthology criticism

    In 2008 a clip was posted on YouTube which became a worldwide sensation. The clip, known as the Christian the Lion reunion, showed an emotional reunion between two men and a lion. They had purchased the lion cub at Harrods in London, kept him as a pet, then rehomed him in Kenya on George Adamson's Kora Reserve. Key themes of the essays in Captured: the Animal within Culture are encapsulated in Christian's story: the implications of the physical and cultural capture of animals. As commodities trafficked for profit or spectacle, as subjects of scientific endeavour, the invisibility of animal capture and the suffering it invariably brings takes place in the context of a proliferation of representations of animals in all aspects of human culture. Leading scholars discuss films, novels, popular culture, performance and histories of animal capture and several of the essays provide compelling accounts of animal lives. [Publisher's abstract]

    New York (City) : Palgrave Macmillan , 2013
    pg. 60-74
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60-74 'Mrs Boss! We Gotta Get Those Fat Cheeky Bullocks into That Big Bloody Metal Ship!' : Live Export as Romantic Backdrop in Baz Luhrmann's 'Australia'small AustLit logo
Subjects:
  • Australia Baz Luhrmann , Stuart Beattie , Ronald Harwood , Richard Flanagan , 2008 single work film/TV
  • The Overlanders Harry Watt , 1946 single work film/TV
  • South of My Days Judith Wright , 1945 single work poetry
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