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This book chapter was originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (2015). War. In B. Goldsmith, M. Ryan, & G. Lealand (Eds.), Directory of world cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 (pp.193-206). Bristol, England: Intellect Books.

ISBN: 9781841506340

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An analysis of Australian war cinema since the 1980s, exploring themes and developments. It critiques both Australian Anzac film and the cult of Anzac behind it that contributes to a narrow view of the nature of Anzac. A detailed critique of eight feature films about Australian involvement in wars from the Boer War to Vietnam offers specific examples of both mythologising and alternatives to mythologising in Australian war cinema.


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Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand may be accessed from the publisher here

Staff and students of Avondale College may access the Directory of World Cinema Australia and New Zealand 2 from Avondale College Library (791.43 G57)

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