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Author Rayner, Jonathan (Jonathan R.)

Title The films of Peter Weir / Jonathan Rayner
Published London ; New York : Cassell, 1998


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 W'BOOL  791.430233092 Weir Ray/Fop  AVAILABLE
Description 228 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Contents Michael (1971), Homesdale (1971) and The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) -- Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) -- The Last Wave (1977) and The Plumber (1979) -- Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) -- Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast (1986) -- Dead Poets Society (1989) and Greencard (1991) -- Conclusion: Fearless (1994) and the Future
Summary The Films of Peter Weir examines the Australian director's short films and feature productions since 1970. Analysis of the films is based on the identification and interpretation of recurrent meaning structures and the tracing of stylistic and thematic continuities across the filmmaker's career. Weir has worked in Australia and Hollywood, and this study includes the circumstances of production, recognition of the contribution of the director's collaborators, and analysis of texts used as sources or allusions from literature and the visual arts. Close textual analysis of the Weir canon, contemporary Australian and American films, and past genre cinema provides interpretative keys to Weir's films. In tracing the varied artistic and cultural references in these works, the author offers a personal reading of them, based on the recurrence of stylistic and thematic features and reinforced by the director's comments in interview
Analysis WEIR, PETER
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Filmography: pages [212]-215
Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-222) and index
Subject Weir, Peter, 1944- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Australia.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Australian
Motion pictures -- United States.
LC no. 97045722
ISBN 030470122X (hardback)
0304701238 (paperback)