You Ought to Be in PicturesSandy George,
2007single work criticism — Appears in:
The Australian,18 July2007;(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
Escaping History and Shame in Looking for Alibrandi, Head On and Beneath the CloudsFelicity Collins,
2004single work criticism — Appears in:
Australian Cinema after Mabo2004;(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).