Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘film industry’

23 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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The 1930s Golden Era of Australian Movies: A Tribute to Ken G Hall AO OBE documentary – 1988

Two of Ken G Hall’s basic rules were that films had to have a memorable title and a strong story climax.

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Al Daff documentary – 1975

This straightforward interview with a powerful Hollywood executive contains wisdom about filmmaking that is timeless.

At The Movies – Series 1 Episode 55, Little Fish television program – 2005

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton review the latest cinema releases including Little Fish – a 'small’ local feature film staring Cate Blanchett.

At The Movies – Series 1 Episode 63, Wolf Creek television program – 2005

Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton are impressed with new Australian film Wolf Creek, while deeply troubled by its sadism and violence.

Australasian Gazette – 70,000 Pounds Production Nears Completion newsreel – 1926

This newsreel clip from 1926 shows a scene from For the Term of His Natural Life in production at the Australasian Films’ Bondi studio in Sydney.

Australasian Gazette – Master Pictures Lead the Way newsreel – c1926

In 1926, the general manager of Australasian Films and the producer of For the Term of His Natural Life leave for Tasmania to scout movie locations.

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Coming Up from Down Under documentary – 1983

Filmmaking is in our blood,’ says actor Bryan Brown. 'We’d [Australia] made 14 films before Hollywood had made one’.

Commonwealth Film Laboratories documentary – c1928

The provenance of this film fragment is unclear, but it could have been promoting the lab’s services.

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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.

Emerald City feature film – 1988

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

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FW Thring Introduces the Stars advertisement – 1931

In this short introductory speech, Thring proudly announces to the audience that the film program they are about to see is completely Australian made.

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Higgins, Bryce: Family and Holiday Scenes: 1909-1924 home movie – c1909

This beautifully filmed home movie contains some of the earliest examples of home movie footage held by the National Film and Sound Archive.

Hoyts and Studebaker Cinema Advertisement: Touring Talkie Show advertisement – c1929

This advertisement positions the joint Hoyts, Shell and Studebaker venture as a service which audiences in country areas both need and deserve.

Hoyts Cinemas: Talkies for Country Areas advertisement – c1929

It wasn’t until 1937 that all Australian cinemas countrywide had been converted to sound.

Hunt Angels documentary – 2006

This dramatised documentary is about the life of 1930s filmmakers Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks who were passionate about bringing Australian stories to the cinema.

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Masterpiece Special – Judy Davis television program – 1996

My Brilliant Career may have been a successful start to a career, but for Judy Davis it is an unhappy memory of an early experience working in film.

The Movie Show – Episode 12 television program – 2004

Margaret and David disagree about a new Irish-British co-production called Evelyn, directed by Australian Bruce Beresford, and make a tribute to John Dingwall.

The Movie Show – Episode 13 television program – 2004

Eric Bana is back in Australia and appearing on The Movie Show to promote his latest film, Troy.

The Movie Show – Episode 4 television program – 2004

This is from the last series of The Movie Show produced by SBS. Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton surprised the industry by moving to the ABC in mid-2004.

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National Treasures – ‘The Sentimental Bloke’ Film documentary – 2004

The classic 1919 silent movie The Sentimental Bloke is regarded as one of the greatest Australian films.

Not Quite Hollywood documentary – 2008

Not Quite Hollywood is a good-humoured, highly entertaining look at the exploitation movies made in Australia in the 1970s and ’80s.

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On the Beach: Filming the 1959 Feature Film home movie – 1959

Amateur filmmaker R Goslin made the most of the Stanley Kramer production coming to Victoria to film part of the post-apocalyptic romance.

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Thursday Island and Merauke, Dutch New Guinea historical – c1925

The cast and crew of Frank Hurley’s feature-length dramas, The Hound of the Deep (1926) and The Jungle Woman (1926), explore the culture and environment of their island locations.