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Titles tagged with ‘shops’

26 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front newsreel – 1963

A short newsreel item from 1963, outlining police efforts to curb gang violence between outer suburban ‘rockers’ and surfers at Manly beach.

Angel Baby feature film – 1995

These lovers are mentally ill and, for the sake of their coming baby, go off their medication, adding a touch of heroism to the film.

B

Bit of Black Business – Jackie Jackie short film – 2007

Inspired by a dream, Jackie Jackie is reminiscent of Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Tracey Moffatt’s BeDevil (1993) in its stylised kitsch.

BMX Bandits feature film – 1983

A young Nicole Kidman stars in a story of BMX bikes and wannabe bandits.

Brother short film – 1999

The biography of a brother, his cigarette butts, asthma and head lice.

C

The Chaser’s War on Everything – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 2006

This is the first episode of the satirical variety program, containing comic pranks, commentary and send-ups responding to topical issues and more general subjects.

D

Dad and Dave Come to Town feature film – 1938

The question this fish-out-of-water comedy is really asking is whether Australians have the confidence to be modern in the context of the wider world of 1938.

Dance Me to My Song feature film – 1998

A woman with severe cerebral palsy battles to maintain her dignity and independence in the face of a selfish and negligent carer.

Doggie Day Afternoon television program – 2000

This program about pampered pets and their exotic owners includes a doggie hotel, beauty parlour, cemetery and 'Dogue’ – the fashion house for dogs.

Dyer, Frederick Simpson: Milkshakes and Bomb Shelter home movie – c1940

This footage offers a beautiful glimpse of suburban Australia during the Second World War through the everyday recreational activities of the Dyer family.

F

Fez Please documentary – c1935

A short silent documentary made by the Owen Brothers about Melbourne’s fast-disappearing cable trams.

Footscray 1971 historical – 1971

Shot by prominent film lover and collector Harry Davidson, this footage features numerous attractions of Footscray, Melbourne, in 1971.

G

General Motors Holden – Range of Products advertisement – c1958

This advertisement positions the GMH brand within the Australian landscape, broadening out from Holden cars.

Greetings from Wollongong short feature – 1982

Writer-director Mary Callaghan’s film provides an insight into the creativity and friendships that give meaning to an otherwise desperate existence.

J

Jack and Jill: A Postscript feature film – 1970

Jack lives in a condemned house and rides with a bikie gang. Gillian, a kindergarten teacher from a middle-class family, is attracted to Jack.

L

Looking for Horses short film – 2001

A stop-motion short about two sisters’ holiday illusions and family revelations.

M

Metal Skin feature film – 1994

Social misfit Joe is befriended by the cool and confident Dazey. Their shared passion for drag racing leads to conflict and tragedy.

N

The Naked Vicar Show – Series 2 Episode 2 television program – 1978

The Naked Vicar Show is a sketch comedy series that lampoons suburban Australian society.

The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey feature film – 1988

Medieval Britons journeying through time and space find a contemporary city, where they attempt to fulfil a prophecy that will save them from the plague.

O

One Shoe Short short film – 2007

On a town camp in Alice Springs, a boy searches for a pair of shoes so he can go to school. His friend tries his best to help him out.

One Way Street: Fragments for Walter Benjamin documentary – 1992

One Way Street is a timely exploration of a figure who was on the way to being recognised among the great 20th century philosophers.

P

Pathe Animated Gazette: Fire Breaks Out at Hornsby, Sydney newsreel – c1908

Topics in this Pathe Animated Gazette newsreel from 1908 range from a fire at Hornsby, in Sydney, to women modelling harem pants in Melbourne.

S

Serving Suggestion short film – 1998

In this animated short, little Kevin’s rampage at the supermarket goes too far.

T

A Thriving and Prosperous Suburb: Bird’s Eye View of Footscray documentary – c1911

This informal snapshot of daily life in 1910 is a rare record of working people in early 20th-century Melbourne.

A Ticket in Tatts feature film – 1934

George Wallace helps a champion horse to avoid crooks and win a big race.

U

Uncle short film – 1996

The biography of a humble man, his lemon tree, chihuahua and crumpets.