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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 A Girl's Own Story
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This film 'traces the stories of three suburban teenage girls (Pam, Gloria and Stella) in 1960’s Australia. It deals with the difficulties of burgeoning sexuality, incest, friendship and family against the backdrop of Beatlemania and an era that valued the isolating notions of purity and wholesomeness over honesty and acceptance.' Source: www.sensesofcinema.com (Sighted 30/11/2010).

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A Girl’s Own Story : Jane Campion, 1984 Anton De Ionno , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , no. 55 2010;
y separately published work icon Jane Campion : Memory, Motif and Music Geraldine Bloustein , 1992 Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 1995 Z1611493 1992 single work criticism

Geraldine Bloustein examines several of Jane Campion's early films, focusing on the director's exploration of the role of daydreams and fantasies in people's lives, and how power and control in social and personal relationships can help to squash those daydreams. Bloustien proposes that Campion's strikingly original visual style allows these films to move away from traditional narrative techniques, and unfold through separate self-contained segments. She also notes that music is a frequently recurring motif in many of her films, suggesting that it is a highly significant cultural vehicle for the fantasies behind everyday life.

Among the films examined are: Peel (1983), Passionless Moments (1984), A Girl's Own Story (1986), Two Friends (1986), Sweetie (1989) and An Angel at My Table (1990).

A Girl's Own Story : The Films of Jane Campion Inara Walden , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Refractory Girl , January no. 34 1990; (p. 40-41)
y separately published work icon Jane Campion : Memory, Motif and Music Geraldine Bloustein , 1992 Perth : Centre for Research in Culture and Communication (Murdoch University) , 1995 Z1611493 1992 single work criticism

Geraldine Bloustein examines several of Jane Campion's early films, focusing on the director's exploration of the role of daydreams and fantasies in people's lives, and how power and control in social and personal relationships can help to squash those daydreams. Bloustien proposes that Campion's strikingly original visual style allows these films to move away from traditional narrative techniques, and unfold through separate self-contained segments. She also notes that music is a frequently recurring motif in many of her films, suggesting that it is a highly significant cultural vehicle for the fantasies behind everyday life.

Among the films examined are: Peel (1983), Passionless Moments (1984), A Girl's Own Story (1986), Two Friends (1986), Sweetie (1989) and An Angel at My Table (1990).

A Girl's Own Story : The Films of Jane Campion Inara Walden , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Refractory Girl , January no. 34 1990; (p. 40-41)
A Girl’s Own Story : Jane Campion, 1984 Anton De Ionno , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Senses of Cinema , no. 55 2010;
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