AustLit logo
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey Grip
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Monkey Grip is viewed as a film that evokes the sexual politics of feminism and of city life, and can thus be seen as both a feminist film and a 'Melbourne film', a convergence that emerges in other films made and set in Melbourne, including Love and Other Catastrophes. The city appears as a centre of dwelling and habitation, with attention drawn to the spectacle of the interiors of the residences, in which much of the action occurs, and with reflection on the conditions and values of production. Bachelard's notion of the house image is applied to distinguish the performances of gender from those in films in non-urban settings.' (Editor's abstract)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 14 Sep 2012 10:39:40
333-342 Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey Gripsmall AustLit logo Studies in Australasian Cinema
  • Monkey Grip Ken Cameron , Helen Garner , 1982 single work film/TV
  • Love and Other Catastrophes Stavros Kazantzidis , Yael Bergman , 1996 single work film/TV
  • Lonely Hearts Paul Cox , John Clarke , 1982 single work film/TV
  • Backroads Phillip Noyce , Josephine Emery , 1977 single work film/TV
  • Gallipoli David Williamson , 1981 single work film/TV
  • Puberty Blues Margaret Kelly , 1981 single work film/TV
  • Mad Max 2 : The Road Warrior Terry Hayes , George Miller , Brian Hannant , 1981 single work film/TV
  • Pure Shit Bert Deling , Anne Hetherington , Alison Hill , John Hooper , Ricky Kallenda , John Laurie , David Shepherd , John Tulip , Bob Weis , 1976 single work film/TV
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
    Powered by Trove