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History on/and/in Film

Selected Papers from the 3rd Australian History and Film Conference

Edited by Tom O'Regan & Brian Shoesmith

History and Film Association of Australia (WA) Perth, 1987

(For an essay length discussion of this volume see Julian Thomas, "History with and without Film", Meanjin, v. 48, n. 2 (1989), pp. 419-427.)

Contents

Tom O'Regan, Introduction

John O'Connor, The Moving Image as Historical Document

Peter Morris, Rethinking Grierson

Richard Thompson & William Routt, Surplus and Subversion in "Roman Scandals"

FILM HISTORY 1: THE 1930s

Kristin Thompson, The Film Europe Movement

Colin Crisp, The Discovery of Editing in the French Cinema 1930-1945

Brian Shoesmith, The Bombay Film Studios in the 1930s

Freda Freiberg, The Transition to Sound in Japan

FILM HISTORY 2: AUSTRALIAN FILM HISTORY

Stuart Cunningham, The Chauvel School of Scenario Writing

Albert Moran, Documentary Consensus: The CFU 1954-1964

Neil McDonald, The Making of "Assault on Salamaua"

Ina Bertrand, The Grand Theatre Company and the National Exhibition Chains

Tom O'Regan, Rethinking the Revival

HISTORY ON FILM 1: REMEMBERING NAZISM

Leonie Naughton, Recovering the "Unmastered Past"

Tony Barta, "Heimat" and the Ideology of Innocence

Ron Burnett, Lumiere's Revenge

HISTORY ON FILM 2: GENERAL

Charles Geshekter, The Historian as Film Producer

Sally Stockbridge, Music Video Clips and Historical Film

Jane Madsen, "Fortini-Cani" as Marxist Reflection

HISTORY AND FILM IN THE CURRICULA

Tom O'Regan & Brian Shoesmith, An Interview with John O'Connor

Tony Barta, History, Film and Video for History Students


History and Film is a conjunction of growing importance not only for Film and Media studies, but also for historians. The relation between History and Film can take a number of different guises: whether as film history, history on film, or the problems film poses for History and vice versa.

The papers collected here represent the renewed interest in historical questions and historical film from the standpoint of those working within Film and Media studies. This film studies bias was also reflected in the conference - The Third Australian History and Film Conference held in Perth in 1985 - from which these papers were drawn. The reader will find essays on: Australian and 1930s film history, John Grierson, 1950s current affairs TV, the contemporary "Nazi wave" in New German Cinema, history and film in the curriculum, the historian as film producer, and many more.

The Conference was sponsored by the Australian Film and Television School, Rural & Industries Bank (WA), Film and Television Institute (WA), The Australian Film Commission, Murdoch University, Western Australian College of Advanced Education, Curtin University of Technology and the University of Western Australia.

History and Film Association of Australia (WA) Perth
C/- Brian Shoesmith
Mt Lawley Campus
Edith Cowan University
Mt Lawley Western Australia 6050
C/- Dr Tom O'Regan
School of Humanities
Murdoch University, Murdoch, 6150, WA. Australia

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