Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles beginning with I

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I Am Woman music – 1972

‘I am Woman’ by Helen Reddy was a worldwide hit and the first song by an Australian artist or composer to reach number one in America.

I Can Jump Puddles television program – 1981

Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Alan Marshall, this story of struggle and courage has become a classic Australian tale.

The Ice Capped Jungle documentary – 1993

The five climbers of Puncak Jaya were led by author Lincoln Hall. Hall was left to die on Mt Everest in 2006 but was later found – hallucinating and frost-bitten, but alive.

Idiot Box feature film – 1996

Idiot Box argues that bored men who spend years watching television, desire catharsis on a theatrical scale.

If Only – Series 1 Episode 10 television program – 2003

If only’ stories of missed opportunities including Roxy, 'the baddest child in Australia’, now clear-sighted enough to describe the madness she has been through.

If Only – Series 1 Episode 3 television program – 2003

More 'if only’ stories, including a young single mother who found and then lost her birth mother and a woman who suffered at the hands of the school bully.

If Only – Series 1 Episode 5 television program – 2003

Vignettes of lost opportunity, including a man with cloudy vision, a musician convinced she would never play again and a ward of the state missing her mother’s love.

Ikara the Weapon Thrower sponsored film – 1963

This black-and-white film, classified 'confidential’ at the time, shows the lead up to the Ikara weapons trials and the trials that began in April 1963.

Il Contratto feature film – 1953

In 1950s Melbourne, four recent Italian migrants eager for work to pay off their debts finally find employment on a rural farm near the city.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas documentary – 1984

The film follows the lives of a group of men who have bonded through their addiction to alcohol.

I’ll Never Find Another You music – 1964

A 1964 song by The Seekers, written and produced by Tom Springfield, which became the first million-selling record by an Australian band.

Imperial Tractors: Western Australian Farmers Support an Australian Industry advertisement – 1937

This cinema advertisement introduces Imperial Tractors and uses a similar style to the industrial documentaries produced in the 1920s.

(I’m) Stranded music – 1976

A seminal Australian punk song.

In a Savage Land feature film – 1999

Evelyn’s misadventures in the Trobriand Islands are in the foreground of this exploration of racism, colonialism and voyeurism set during the Second World War.

Inauguration of the Commonwealth documentary – 1901

This is possibly the first feature-length documentary made in Australia and the first Australian film to use multi-camera coverage.

Incident at Raven’s Gate feature film – 1988

Strange things are happening around the remote homestead of Raven’s Gate.

Incidents in Connection with the Funeral of Captain Baron von Richthofen historical – 1918

The funeral of Germany’s greatest air ace in the First World War, conducted with full military honours by a squadron of the Australian Flying Corps, in April 1918.

The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant television program – 2004

An epic period adventure, full of swash and buckle, sweeping landscapes, high seas and romance.

Indefinable Moods short film – 2001

This short animation by artist Kathy Smith is a surreal Australian dream landscape with music.

The Inlanders documentary – 1949

The Inlanders comes from a tradition of fiction and non-fiction filmmaking that presents the outback as a harsh and hostile terrain to be overcome.

In Limbo documentary – 2002

Australian lawyer Hoi Trinh attempts to secure citizenship for 2,000 Vietnamese 'boat people’. Thirty-seven families are resettled, the rest remain in limbo.

The Inner City Tape documentary – 1974

‘This is our story. The story of our city, our people, our communities.’ This is an example of the work of the community video movement of the 1970s.

Innocence feature film – 2000

Innocence depicts an adulterous romance with a difference – the lovers are retirees, rekindling the flames of their intense youthful relationship.

In Search of Anna feature film – 1978

This film has a restless energy and is part of a pre-professional maverick tradition that grew out of the experimental cinema of the 1970s.

The Instructional Guide to Dating short film – 2005

This short film contains in-flight instructions for dating success.

Interview with Archbishop Mannix television program – 1962

Interviewed at age 97, Dr Daniel Mannix, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, was a man of considerable influence in Australian public life.

In the Head the Fire radio – 1966

This radiophonic piece written by composer Nigel Butterley in 1966 won the prestigious Prix Italia and set a benchmark for radio in Australia.

In the Mind of the Architect – Episode One: Keeping the Faith television program – 2000

How many of us would be prepared to change in a cupboard each day rather than compromise the architect’s vision? A showcase of contemporary architecture.

In the Wake of the Bounty feature film – 1933

Made by Charles Chauvel and with Errol Flynn in the cast, In the Wake of the Bounty is an odd mixture of re-creation and travelogue.

In the Wild with Harry Butler – Lake Argyle television program – 1976

Harry Butler CBE, naturalist and environmentalist, explains how man-made Lake Argyle has changed the ecology of the Kimberley region forever.

In the Wild with Harry Butler – Scars on the Landscape television program – 1976

Harry Butler seems the archetypal bushie, with his khaki shorts and battered bushman’s hat. He doesn’t work to a script, but moves around the bush with a keen eye.

In the Winter Dark feature film – 1998

There have been genre films that explored this kind of rural paranoia, but not so many that take the loneliness of the bush seriously as a cause of real mental trauma.

Into the Shadows documentary – 2009

A documentary examining the problems of the Australian film industry in the early 21st century.

Into the Straight feature film – 1949

Australian horse breeder WJ Curzon hires British trainer Hugh Duncan and his playboy son Paul. Father and son are both attracted to JW’s daughter, June.

The Inventors television program – 1980

Panellist Diana 'Bubbles’ Fisher is expected to play the 'dizzy dame’, so she can be guaranteed to talk about the colour of the gadget while the guys talk knowingly about its science.

Irkanda IV music – 1967

This is a 1967 recording of the first major work by leading Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe.

The Isabellas: The Long March documentary – 1995

Political events in China are humanised through refugee Chen Xing Liang, with his softly spoken determination to live in a democracy.

I Should Be So Lucky music – 1987

The second single from Kylie’s debut album, Kylie (1988), penned by English pop writing-producing phenomenon Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

Island Fettlers documentary – 2006

In the 1960s, Torres Strait Islander men moved to the Pilbara for work and stayed on. Island Fettlers starkly contrasts two cultures – visually, physically and aurally.

Isle of Many Waters sponsored film – 1939

The opening credits read 'a portrayal by Frank Hurley described by himself’ and contain the relaxed and descriptive narration style evident in many of his travelogues.

It Isn’t Done feature film – 1937

1937 was Cinesound’s golden year – the studio’s films now boasted wittier scripts, more attention to performance, and a series of strong leading players.

I Told You I Was Ill: The Life and Legacy of Spike Milligan documentary – 2004

Milligan’s affection for Australia, particularly the suburb of Woy Woy which he quips is a great place to commit suicide, had a significant impact on his life.

It’s Academic – Episode 40 television program – 1971

It’s Academic is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running quiz program in television history.

It’s Like That short film – 2003

A haunting animated documentary depicting the sadness of refugee children held in captivity in Australia.

It’s Ruth: Ruth Cracknell, Actor documentary – 1994

It’s Ruth begins as a romp with Ruth as Maggie Beare through some of the zaniest scenes of Mother and Son, and ends with her as Winnie in Happy Days.