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Postcolonial longing on the Australian cinematic frontier

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Marsh, P, Postcolonial longing on the Australian cinematic frontier, Ilha do Desterro, 69, (2) ISSN 0101-4846 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5007/2175-8026.2016v69n2p177

Abstract

The Tracker and Red Hill are cinematic re-interpretations of Australia’s colonial past, which they characterise by a sense of postcolonial longing and an expectation of intimacy. Both ilms are portals through which arguments about historical truth, subjective memory and contemporary realities are explored and tested. In this article I argue that both these two ilms create the idea that the historical colonial space was a constant interplay of violence and beauty, and of hatred and friendship. As black and white characters negotiate their way in and around these seemingly polemical positions, viewers are also challenged to do the same.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australian film, reconciliation cinema, colonial Australia, Aboriginal representation, Australian frontier drama
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Film, Television and Digital Media
Research Field:Cinema Studies
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Other Cultural Understanding
Objective Field:Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
Author:Marsh, P (Dr Pauline Marsh)
ID Code:109413
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2016-06-15
Last Modified:2016-10-17
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