Author Faculty (Discipline)

Arts

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

1998

Publication Details

This conference paper was originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (1998). Australian cinema and the war effort. In J. Doyle, B. van der Heide, & S. Cowan (Eds.), Our selection on: Writings on cinemas' histories. Paper presented at the 7th Australian History and Film Conference, National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), Canberra, 30 November-2 December 1995 (pp. 277-285). Canberra, Australia: NFSA/Australian Defence Force Academy.

ISBN: 0646365460

ANZSRC / FoR Code

190204 Film and Television| 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)

Reportable Items

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Abstract

With every element of Australian society co-opted for the war effort, it is no surprise that cinema was also used to enhance the government’s war aims. This study looks at the Australian film industry, specifically at its production of war dramas and documentaries, and its distributions and screening, exploring the interaction of official needs and pressures and the responses of the domestic film industry.

Comments

Used by permission: National Film and Sound Archive and the author.

Staff and Students of Avondale College may access Our selection on: Writings on cinemas' histories from Avondale College Library (791.430994 D77).

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