23 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.