Title

National Versions of the Great War: Modern Australian Anzac Cinema

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Publication Details

This book chapter was originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (2014). National versions of the Great War: Modern Australian Anzac cinema. In M. Loschnigg & M. Sokolowska-Paryz (Eds.), The Great War in post-memory literature and film (pp. 289-304). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.

ISBN: 9783110362909

ANZSRC / FoR Code

190204 Film and Television| 200104 Media Studies| 200204 Cultural Theory| 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)| 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)

Abstract

This chapter explores the ways in which the Great War has been represented in modern Australian cinema as part of the greater national dialogue with the Anzac myth. It notes how more nuanced versions of the myth have been swamped by the power of the imagery of stereotyped representations of Anzac in Australian film and television productions.

Comments

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