Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘mountains’

8 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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.

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.

Jewel of the Pacific documentary – 1932

In this 1932 travelogue shot and narrated by Frank Hurley, rat tails bring a reward of sixpence each and Lord Howe Island locals join the hunt for the pests.

The Man from Snowy River feature film – 1982

The Man From Snowy River is an iconic Australian western. It’s a naive film of epic proportions, but the naiveté is calculated to appeal to a sense of American nostalgia, and Australian chauvinism.

Son of a Lion feature film – 2007

The story behind this brave independent film, shot secretly in Pakistan and depicting everyday life there, is as fascinating as the film itself.

The Tale of Ruby Rose feature film – 1987

In 1933 Ruby Rose leaves her isolated home in the Tasmanian highlands to rediscover her past.

Treasures of Katoomba sponsored film – 1936

Frank Hurley’s sense of adventure and eye for landscape composition is evident in this charming travelogue promoting tourism in the Blue Mountains.

Western Wonderland home movie – 1954

This 1954 travelogue of the Grampians National Park in Victoria features a poetically nostalgic voice-over recorded 50 years later.