Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

All titles in the ‘Film and media’ genre

27 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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The Archive Project documentary – 2006

This story of a small group of film enthusiasts gives fascinating insights into the censorship and surveillance culture of the Cold War years.

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.

At The Movies – Series 2 Episode 20, Ten Canoes television program – 2006

Margaret reviews Ten Canoes, a story of forbidden love and bloody retribution, followed by an interview with director Rolf de Heer and co-creator David Gulpilil.

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The Balanda and the Bark Canoes documentary – 2006

There are many humorous moments when director Rolf de Heer’s directions to the actors get lost in translation.

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Camera Natura short film – 1986

This montage film is about the spirit of the land: charting the contours of myth, geography and landscape.

Celebrity: Dominick Dunne documentary – 2008

An Australian-made documentary about celebrated crime reporter, novelist and Hollywood movie producer Dominick Dunne.

Cheap Blonde short film – 1998

A humorous experimental word game which examines gender representation and authorship in the cinema.

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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Forbidden Lie$ documentary – 2007

Do you want the truth or what I said?’- a real-life thriller about author Norma Khouri’s defence against claims that Forbidden Love is a fraud.

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Into the Shadows documentary – 2009

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

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 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.

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Media Watch – Series 11 Episode 18 television program – 1999

A weekly program that exposes the tricks journalists use. Every journalist loves the show until they are featured on it.

Media Watch – Series 9 Episode 1 television program – 1997

In this vintage Media Watch Story, presenter Stuart Littlemore thoroughly enjoys demolishing a couple of journalists from the Seven Network.

Message Stick – Macumba: Outside Looking In television program – 2003

Macumba tells the story of Australia’s first Aboriginal radio station, the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA).

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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Sadness documentary – 1999

Australian photographer William Yang explores loss, love and identity as he investigates a family murder and honours the lives of friends who have died from AIDS.

The SBF Story documentary – 2007

The amateur production company SBF made travelogues, animations and short dramas in the 1950s and ’60s.

Serious Undertakings documentary – 1983

Serious Undertakings breaks new ground in understanding the construction of meaning and exemplifies the impact of 1970s screen theory on making independent films.

Stone Forever documentary – 1999

Over 30,000 bikers turned up in 1998 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Stone and recreate the funeral scene.

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Taking Pictures documentary – 1996

Taking Pictures examines ethnographic filmmaking in Papua New Guinea and explores filming across cultural boundaries.

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We Aim to Please short film – 1976

We Aim to Please incorporated experimental and feminist ideas and was a bold break away from the narrative films and factual documentaries of the time.