Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey Grip
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'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)

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333-342 Dual Occupancy : Melbourne and the Feminist Drama of Dwelling in Monkey GripAustLit 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,
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