Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles beginning with E

40 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Eagle Rock music – 1971

Dancing the Eagle Rock was one of Australia’s favourite pastimes in the early seventies and it still is today.

East West 101 – The Enemy Within television program – 2007

A simmering vision of western Sydney and consistently powerful performances define this cop-show take on the fault lines of a post 9/11 world.

Echidna the Survivor documentary – 1995

Echidnas have no sweat pores and don’t pant, so in hot weather they go swimming to cool down.

Eco House Challenge – Episode 1, Stop Your Gassing television program – 2007

Two Australian families have accepted an ‘eco challenge’: the Edwards family, led by ex-army commando Spike, and consumer addicts, the Shepherds.

Eco House Challenge – Episode 3, Emission Impossible television program – 2007

Eco House is a funny but informative show about how to lessen our eco footprint. The families who had to survive for 24 hours with no water, electricity, cars or waste disposal, now have to cut their household energy emissions by 60%.

Edens Lost television program – 1988

A beautiful woman’s obsession with one man damages the lives of all around her.

Eelemarni, The Story of Leo and Leva documentary – 1988

All the threads aren’t tied up in this short film; rather it is presented as if it was a yarn being heard while at the feet of an elder.

Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers television program – 2001

Effie was a sitcom character before wandering out of fiction into documentary. Her comic persona allows a bluntness that 'serious’ interviewers might not get away with.

Efftee Film Productions Congratulates Miss Dorothy Fricke newsreel – 1931

This silent newsreel item shows the debutante celebration of Miss Dorothy Fricke, held at Chelsea Memorial Hall in Melbourne on 24 August 1931.

Efftee Studio Opening in Melbourne: Speech by Frank Forde historical – 1931

This short film from 1931 records the opening of Frank Thring Senior’s Efftee Film Studios and the screening of the first ‘all-Australian talkie program’. Forde expresses optimism about the future of Australian film making, with a positive impact on local jobs and the presentation of ‘typical Australian characters’ onscreen.

Elapsed Time Test Studies: Australian Wildflowers, Tahiti, Travel Scenes home movie – c1955

FE Winton was apparently the only person in Australia in the 1950s doing elapsed time photography using electric flashes.

Electric Stove Cinema Advertisement: Banish Drudgery advertisement – c1940

The emphasis on economy is the main selling point of this electric range.

Elephant Tales feature film – 2006

Elephant Tales tells the story of two orphaned elephant brothers Zef and Tutu and their search for a new future.

Emerald City feature film – 1988

Successful screenwriter Colin Rogers moves from Melbourne to Sydney and becomes involved with commercial movie hustler Mike McCord.

Emily’s Eyes documentary – 1998

Emily has physical disabilities, but this documentary is moving and uplifting because of the way the family deals with her.

Empire Day Pageant historical – c1915

This is a silent actuality fragment from around 1915 and shows people celebrating 'Empire Day’ in full costume, apparently in a small country town. The estimated date of the footage comes from the stock dates marked on the film fragments – one method used to date audiovisual material held at the National Film and Sound Archive.

Empty Arms, Broken Hearts documentary – 1994

One of the people who made this study of abduction had her own children taken out of Australia by their father, a Malaysian prince.

End of the Rainbow documentary – 2007

This documentary traces the impact on the communities of moving a gold mine operation from Indonesia to West Africa.

Endurance documentary – 1933

After watching Home of the Blizzard Ernest Shackleton asked Frank Hurley to film his expedition across Antarctica with the aim of funding part of the expedition through film sales.

The Enemy Within feature film – 1918

Snowy Baker stars as a secret agent who smashes a ring of German spies in Sydney during the First World War.

Episodes in Disbelief short film – 2000

This short animation is a reflection on childhood loss as the narrator attempts to come to terms with the death of her father.

Epsilon feature film – 1995

Rolf de Heer combines extraordinary time lapse photography with a drama that argues that the human race is killing the planet.

Errands of Mercy documentary – 1998

The observational material provides a real sense of the day-to-day life of ambulance workers, and their challenges.

Erskineville Kings feature film – 1999

This was Hugh Jackman’s first film role, before he had established himself as a star of musical theatre, and he gives a fine performance in a difficult role.

Eternity documentary – 1994

Cinematographer Dion Beebe has beautifully recreated 1930s Sydney here — and about 10 years later won an Oscar.

Eugénie Sandler PI – Episode Two television program – 2000

A teen spy thriller directed by Ana Kokkinos satirising detective, film noir, and spy film genres in the mysterious story of Private Investigator Eugénie Sandler.

Eureka Stockade feature film – 1949

In 1854, miners in the Ballarat goldfields take up arms against government troops in a defining moment of Australian history.

Eventide and Westbrook Farm Home: Brisbane City Mission sponsored film – 1950

This is one of a handful of films made by the Brisbane City Mission to promote its charity and social work assisting vulnerable members of the community.

An Evergreen Island documentary – 2000

Arson and sabotage were eventually used to stop the shocking environmental degradation being caused by copper mining in Bougainville.

Everynight… Everynight feature film – 1994

A new prisoner refuses to submit to frequent bashings by prison officers in the notorious H Division of Pentridge prison in Melbourne.

Evil Angels feature film – 1988

Evil Angels is a highlight of ‘80s Australian cinema but did not perform as well locally as it deserved, perhaps because it presents the dark side of the easygoing ‘g’day mate’ nation.

The Evolution of a Chocolate sponsored film – 1925

The chocolate factory which features in this film employed over 2,000 people and – according to the intertitles – was one of 'the best producers of chocolates’.

Evolution of the Australian Crawl documentary – c1952

Swimming champion Andrew 'Boy’ Charlton, who has a picturesque Sydney pool named after him, is one of those interviewed.

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel short film – 1982

In Jane Campion’s Palme d’Or winning student short, a bickering red-headed family on a weekend road trip reach a standoff by the side of a country road.

Exile in Sarajevo documentary – 1997

The children’s stories are the most poignant in this very moving account, from civilians, of the last six months of the Bosnian War.

Expedition South documentary – 1961

A film record of a year at Mawson, Australia’s largest Antarctic station.

The Exploits of the Emden feature film – 1928

A reconstruction of Ken G Hall’s composite film about the destruction of the German warship Emden in November 1914.

The Eye of the Storm feature film – 2011

The expatriate, grown children of an ill Sydney matriarch return to her bedside with more than love on their minds.

The Eyes Have It advertisement – 1958

This Australian Road Safety Council advertisement is built around the wide appeal of all-round cricketer Keith Miller, and draws analogies between cricket and driving.

Eyes Right sponsored film – c1950

A short public awareness film about the importance of eye health. It explains how our eyes function and how to protect them.