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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Home Song Stories
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'This is the true story of Rose, a glamorous Shanghai nightclub singer, who struggles to survive in '70s Australia with two young children. Based on writer/director Tony Ayres' own life, The Home Song Stories is an epic tale of mothers and sons, mothers and daughters, unrequited love, secrets and betrayal.'

Source: Australian Film Commission. (Sighted: 8/10/2014)

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Chineseness, Australianness, Homelessness : The Home Song Stories : Retold in a Spatial Perspective Li Jingyan , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 31 no. 2 2017; (p. 313-325)

'[...]the three concepts of perceived space, conceived space, and lived space are used as the theoretical framework to investigate how the social space participates in Rose's life and how different factors join to cause her personal disillusionment and eventually her death. [...]the multicultural history of Australian society is highlighted and celebrated to ensure positive space production for all Australians, so that tragedies such as Rose's do not happen. Lefebvre's spatial triad illuminates space and ever yday politics connecting space with history and society, which helps us better and more broadly "understand the complexity and originality of the global space we live in" (Wegner 179). [...]the discussion of the film The Home Song Stories in this article attempts to "grasp the concrete" through Lefebvre's triadic spaces to understand the complexity of Rose's tragedy in-depth. Yet this space includes not only the built environment but also the processes by which materiality is produced. [...]perceived space can be analyzed in relation to the practice of a repressive space, the way space is dominated, the way body is appropriated, and the way the relation in the space is reproduced.' (Publication abstract)

When Asians Attack Benjamin Law , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 109 2015; (p. 15-16)
Asian Australian Intercultural Domesticity in Aya and The Home Song Stories Belinda Smaill , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , March vol. 35 no. 1 2011; (p. 19-32)
'Interracial couples at home, within the bounds of domesticity and the nation, offer difficult or somehow troubled subject matter that is seldom confronted on screen in Australian cinema. This essay explores the representation of intercultural domesticity in Aya and The Home Song Stories. It draws on theorisations of melodrama and national cinema in order to examine the figure of the first generation Asian Australian woman. I argue that while focused on the domestic realm, the inter-personal relationships and character construction in the two examples formulate an historicised politics of disappointment that not only explores the position of migrant women in interracial marriages in the 1960s and 1970s, when the films were set, but also suggest a critique of the politics of ethnicity that were prevalent at the time of the production of the films.' Source: The author.
Interview with Tony Ayres : On The Home Song Stories and Asian Australian Film-Making Audrey Yue , 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 2 no. 3 2008; (p. 245-254)
Queer Asian Australian Migration : Creative Film Co-Production and Diasporic Intimacy in The Home Song Stories Audrey Yue , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 2 no. 3 2008; (p. 229-243)
A Heartfelt Journey Phil Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 18 - 24 July no. 645 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres , 2007 single work film/TV
Songs of Innocence and Experience Luke Davies , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , August no. 26 2007; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres , 2007 single work film/TV
Far Horizons : A Chinese Immigrant Finds Discontentment in Suburbia Sandra Hall , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 August 2007; (p. 14)

— Review of The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres , 2007 single work film/TV
Shangai Rose Crafts a Suburban Tragedy Simon Weaving , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 2007; (p. 27)

— Review of The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres , 2007 single work film/TV
Mother's Day in Memoir Chris Bartlett , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 26 August 2007; (p. 9)

— Review of The Home Song Stories Tony Ayres , 2007 single work film/TV
Truth Shaped by Time Sophie Cunningham , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 2007; (p. 17-18)
My Mother, My Story Claire Low , 2007 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 August 2007; (p. 4-5)
When the Spotlight Fades Sacha Molitorisz , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 August 2007; (p. 5)
Capturing the Pain Within Fincina Hopgood , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 8 september 2007; (p. 21)
Reel Time Sandy George , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 October 2007; (p. 5)
Last amended 8 Oct 2014 15:23:22
Settings:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Shanghai,
    c
    China,
    c
    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1970-1971
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