Directory of World Cinema: Australia and New Zealand 2 pp. 193-206
ANZSRC / FoR Code
190201 Cinema Studies| 190204 Film and Television| 200212 Screen and Media Culture| 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Field of Education
09 Society and Culture
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.
Reynaud, D. (2015). War. In B. Goldsmith, M. Ryan, & G. Lealand (Eds.), Directory of world cinema: Australia & New Zealand 2 (pp.193-206). Bristol, England: Intellect.