CMS4006 OzFilm: Image and Industry
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BAHN or MSTA
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
CMS4006 OzFilm: Image and Industry is a course in the Master of Professional Communication (Communication & Media Studies), and in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree. The course offers text and industry studies of Australian mainstream films from the pioneering period of the late 1800s to the present day, with special emphasis on the so-called "New Wave" period of Australian cinema in the 1970s and 1980s. The course theorises Australian cinema as expressing cultural iconicities that are frequently in commercial competition with foreign - especially Hollywood - films. The course critically examines both textual and institutional issues in the context of the perennial Australian dream of a robust, critically respectable and commercially profitable national cinema.