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Daily Archives: January 18, 2016

“Beware the ides of March.” -William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar (2.3:103) What exactly makes a tragedy tragic? Is it that is was inevitable or that it was avoidable? Is it the result of divine will or the result of human error? Many see tragedy as a dead art form, one which belongs to the Ancient Greeks and to the Elizabethans: theatre-goers… Read more »

18 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

In the years just after the Second World War, cinema seemed to flourish in response to the new world order so fitfully being born. (Studying film history, it often seems that the worst of times stimulates the best in film makers.) It appeared that every nation of Europe and Asia affected by that conflict gave birth to some new movement… Read more »

18 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Following on from the male ensemble landscape films came to represent Australian cinema during the 1970s and 80s and the subsequent reaction to them in the 1990s, Australian cinema has gradually branched out during the last fifteen years. A far more diverse cinema that has adopted genre film, albeit often in a social realist format, Australian film can no longer… Read more »

18 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists