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Born: Established: 1959 ;
Gender: Male
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1 1 y separately published work icon Mysteries of Cinema : Reflections on Film Theory, History and Culture Adrian Martin , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 2020 18827176 2020 multi chapter work criticism

'The major essays of the distinguished and prolific Australian-born film critic Adrian Martin have long been difficult to access, so this anthology, which collects highlights of his work in one volume, will be welcomed throughout film studies. Martin offers in-depth analysis of many genres of films while providing a broad understanding of the history of cinema and the history of film criticism and culture. These vibrant, highly personal essays, written between 1982 and 2016, balance breadth across cinema theory with almost encyclopedic detail, ranging between aesthetics, cinephilia, film genre, criticism, philosophy, and cultural politics.

'Mysteries of Cinema circumscribes a special cultural period that began with the dream of critique as a form of poetic writing, and today arrives at collaborative experiments in audiovisual essays. Throughout these essays, Martin pursues a particular vision of what cinema has been, what it is, and what it still could be.' (Publication summary)

1 Unbearable Significance, or: As Australians Put It … Adrian Martin , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Cultural Studies Review , March vol. 24 no. 1 2018; (p. 58-64)

'I am writing from another country, far away; I no longer live in Australia. Meaghan Morris is partly responsible for this. Let me explain.

'At the end of 2011, I found myself reading the transcript of a long interview with Meaghan conducted by a Melbourne-based researcher, Lauren Bliss. In this discussion, Meaghan comments on the move, in the course of her professional life, to Hong Kong:

'What I really wanted to do was what lots of students from Asia had been doing for decades, which is go and just live an everyday life in another country, have a job, and not go and study the society there as an academic specialty. Just go and know what it’s like to live as a foreigner working in a Chinese society.' 

(Introduction)

1 The Best of 2012 Australian Art : Film Adrian Martin , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 83 2012; (p. 65-66)
1 Noted : The Sapphires Adrian Martin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 81 2012; (p. 65)

— Review of The Sapphires Keith Thompson , Tony Briggs , 2012 single work film/TV
1 Untitled Adrian Martin , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , October no. 72 2011; (p. 50)

— Review of The Tracker Rolf De Heer , 2002 single work film/TV
1 'An Idleness Bordering on the Wacky' : Paul Cox and the Contradictions of an Australian Art Cinema Adrian Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Continuum : Journal of Media & Cultural Studies , vol. 24 no. 5 2010; (p. 653 - 665)
'This study of the Australian filmmaker Paul Cox aims to tease out a number of contradictions in the institution of Australian art cinema from the 1970s to the present day. It looks at the cultural, social and historical factors which position Cox as a supposedly 'maligned' artist; the interpretive work of film criticism and analysis that helps construct the reception of his career; and recent changes in the arthouse sector that have ushered in first a critique and then a rehabilitation of his oeuvre. Beyond this socially defined circle of art, artist and art cinema, the publicly 'repressed' aspects of Cox's cinema that tend more to resemble the excluded arena of avant-garde production are explored.' (Author's abstract)
1 Ozploitation Compared to What? A Challenge to Contemporary Australian Film Studies Adrian Martin , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 4 no. 1 2010; (p. 9-21)

'Australian exploitation cinema of the 1970s and 1980s has swiftly become a fashionable topic for analysis, rehabilitation and celebration, especially in the wake of the popular documentary Not Quite Hollywood featuring Quentin Tarantino. Is this Australian cinema's ‘return of the repressed’, at last, in the form of tough, vulgar, anarchic genre pictures – and does this show the way forward for our national cinema? This essay questions many aspects of the ‘Ozploitation’ craze, including its exclusion of art, intellectual or experimental cinema, and its peculiar streamlining of an extremely variegated and still obfuscated national film history. In particular, I argue for a comparative approach to national film cultures – which, in this case, would compel us to ask other, more stringent questions about the ultimate value of the currently baptized Ozploitation ‘classics’.'

Source: Abstract.

1 Boring Humanist Bodies Adrian Martin , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 87-101)
1 Reflexive Clash of Symbols Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 22-23 September 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of December Boys Marc Rosenberg , 2006 single work film/TV
1 Dangerous Secrets Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of Forbidden Lie$ Anna Broinowski , 2007 single work film/TV ; The Bet Caroline Gerard , 2007 single work film/TV
1 Who's Your Mummy Adrian Martin , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , February no. 20 2007; (p. 52, 54)

— Review of Call Me Mum Kathleen Mary Fallon , 2006 single work film/TV
1 Things to Look into: The Cinema of Terrence Malick Adrian Martin , 2006 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2006 2006; (p. 341-348)
1 My Back Pages : Adventures in Pure Cinema Adrian Martin , 2004 single work essay
— Appears in: Heat , no. 8 (New Series) 2004; (p. 7-13)
1 The Two Daves Adrian Martin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003; (p. 273-282)

— Review of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film David Thomson , 2002 reference
1 Hell for Leather for a Cult Hero Adrian Martin , 2003 extract criticism (The Mad Max Movies)
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 June 2003; (p. 10-11)
1 5 y separately published work icon The Mad Max Movies Adrian Martin , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press ScreenSound Australia , 2003 Z1040121 2003 single work criticism "Martin compares the three Mad Max movies and shares his views on which works best and why. In a chapter dedicated to each film, he looks at their critical reception and their themes, examines Miller's shooting techniques and provides a shot-by-shot analysis of integral scenes."--Currency Press Newsletter, April, 2003
1 A Larry Clark Portrait Adrian Martin , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2002 2002; (p. 250-258)
1 Making Work on the Ghost of a Chance Adrian Martin , 2002 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 18 September 2002; (p. 7)
1 The Offended Critic: Film Reviewing and Social Commentary Adrian Martin , 2000 single work essay
— Appears in: The Best Australian Essays 2000 2000; (p. 438-452)
1 Cultural Cringe : Shared Shame Adrian Martin , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin : Fine Writing & Provocative Ideas , vol. 59 no. 3 2000; (p. 32-35)
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