Australian Film Bibliography

Main Bibliography| Annotated Bibliography | Critics

Prepared by Tom O'Regan and Rita Shanahan:
Some Books, Monographs and Reports on Australian Cinema
(Drastically incomplete and largely excluding television
Australian television bibliography here)
See also Garry Gillard's bibliography.

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There are currently no entries under E, I, K, P, Q, U, X, Y, Z.


Arts Training Australia. 1993. Australian Media Production Courses. Kings Cross, NSW: Arts Training Australia.

Atkinson, Ann, Linsay Knight and Margaret McPhee 1996. The Dictionary of Performing Arts in Australia, vol 1. Theatre, Film, Radio, Television. St Leonards, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 1993. Exporting Australian Services: Three Industry Sectors. Canberra: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Australian Film Commission (AFC). 1986. Film Assistance: Future Options (Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 1986.

Australian Film Commisssion (AFC). 1991. Analysis of the Perfomance of Australian Films since 1980. A Paper for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and the Arts Inquiry into the Performance of Australian Film - 'The Moving Pictures Enquiry'. Sydney: AFC. October.

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Baxter, John. 1970. Australian Cinema. Sydney: Pacific Books.

Baxter, John. 1986. Filmstruck: Australia at the Movies. Sydney: ABC.

Beilby, Peter and Ross Lansell. 1983. Australian Motion Picture Yearbook 1983. Melbourne: 4 Seasons in association with Cinema Papers.

Berryman, Ken ed. 1995. Screening the Past: Aspects of Early Australian Film. Canberra: National Film and Sound Archive.

Bertrand, Ina and Diane Collins. 1981. Government and Film in Australia. Sydney: Currency Press.

Bertrand, Ina ed. 1989. Cinema in Australia: A Documentary History. Kensington: UNSW P.

Blonski, Annette, Barbara Creed and Freda Freiberg eds. 1987. Don't Shoot Darling!: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia. Richmond, Melbourne: Greenhouse Publications.

Blonski, Annette. 1992. Film and Broadcasting Training in Australia 1970-1990.

Brand, Simon. 1985. The Australian Film Book 1930-Today. Sydney: Dreamweaver Books.

Bureau of Industry Economics. 1994. Audiovisual Industries in Australia: a Discussion Paper. Occasisonal Paper 20. Canberra: Bureau of Industry Economics.

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Carlsson, Susanne Chauvel. 1989. Charles and Elsa Chauvel - Movie Pioneers. St Lucia, Brisbane: U of Queensland P.

Chauvel, Elsa. 1973. My Life with Charles Chauvel. Sydney: Shakespeare Head P.

Clark, Al. 1994. Making Priscilla. Ringwood, Vic.: Penguin.

Coleman, Peter. 1993. Bruce Beresford: Instincts of the Heart. Sydney: Angus & Robertson.

Collins, Diane. 1987. Hollywood Down Under - Australians at the Movies: 1886 to the Present Day. North Ryde, Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Coopers & Lybrand. 1992. The Queensland Film, Television and Video Industry - the Facts: A Report on Research into the Training Needs of the Queensland Film, Television and Video Industry. North Quay, Qld: Arts Training Queensland.

Court, David and Garry Maddox. 1992. Home Video Industry in Australia. North Sydney: AFC.

Cox, Eva and Sharon Laura. 1992. "What do I wear for a Hurricane?" Women in Australian Film, Television, Video and Radio Industries. Australian Film Commission and the National Working Party on the Portrayal of Women in the Media. November.

Crofts, Stephen. 1993. Identification, Gender and Genre in Film: The Case of Shame with Shame: The Screenplay by Beverly Blankenship and Michael Brindley. Melbourne: Australian Film Institute, The Moving Image, n. 2.

Cunningham, Stuart. 1991. Featuring Australian: The Cinema of Charles Chauvel. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Cunningham, Stuart. 1992. Framing Culture: Criticism and Policy in Australia. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Cunningham, Stuart. 1993. The Media in Australia: Industries, Texts, Audiences. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

Curtis, Rosemary and Shelley Spriggs eds. 1994. Get the Picture: Essential Data on Australian Film, Television and Video. 3rd Edition. Sydney: Australian Film Commission.

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Dawson, Jonathan and Bruce Molloy. 1990. Queensland Images in Film and Television. St Lucia: U of Queensland P.

De Chiera, Frank. 1979. Foreign Language Film Exhibition and Distribution in Australia. Sydney: Research and Survey Unit Monograph n. 13, AFTRS.

Dermody, Susan and Elizabeth Jacka. 1987b. The Screening of Australia, vol 1: Anatomy of a Film Industry. Sydney: Currency Press.

Dermody, Susan and Elizabeth Jacka. 1988a. 'Introduction'. The Screening of Australia, vol 2: Anatomy of a National Cinema. Sydney: Currency Press. 3-4.

Dermody, Susan and Elizabeth Jacka Eds. 1988b. The Imaginary Industry: Australian Film in the late '80s. Sydney: AFTRS.

Drouyn, Carol. 1994. Big Screen, Small Screen: A Practical Guide for Writing for Film and Television in Australia. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin.

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Film Finance Corporation Review Committee. 1992. Review of Film Financing through the Australian Film Finance Corporation (FFC). Review of the the Australian Film Commission's Special Production Fund. North Sydney: FFC, AFC.

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Gibson, Ross. 1992. South of the West. Bloomington: Indiana U P.

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Hall, Ken G. 1980. Australian Film: the Inside Story. Sydney: Summit Books.

Hall, Sandra. 1985. Critical Business: The New Australian Cinema in Review. Adelaide: Rigby.

Halliwell, William K. 1985. The Filmgoer's Guide to Australian Films. North Ryde, Sydney: Angust & Robertson.

Hamilton, Peter and Sue Mathews. American Dreams: Australian Movies. Sydney: Currency P, 1986.

Herd, Nick. 1983. Independent Filmmaking in Australia 1960-1980. North Ryde, Sydney: Australian Film and Television School.

Hinde, John. 1981. Other People's Pictures. Sydney: ABC.

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation and the Arts. 1992. Report of the Moving Pictures Inquiry. Canberra: AGPS, June.

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Jeffery, Tom ed. 1989 Film Business: A Handbook for Producers. Sydney: AFTRS and Allen & Unwin.

Jennings, Karen. 1993. Sites of Difference: Cinematic Representations of Aboriginality and Gender. Melbourne: AFI.

John Giles Consulting for Gold Coast Albert Regional Development Committee and the Department of Business Industry and Regional Development. 1992. Film Industry Opportunities for the Gold Coast Albert Region. Brisbane: John Giles Consulting.

Jones, Ross. 1991. Cut! Protection of Australia's Film and Television Industries. St Leonards, Sydney: Centre for Independent Studies, Policy Monographs, no. 18.

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Langton, Marcia. 1993. 'Well, I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television...' An Essay for the Australian Film Commission on the politics and aesthetics of filmmaking by and about Aboriginal people and things. Sydney: AFC.

Lansell, Ross and Peter Beilby eds. 1982. The Documentary Film in Australia. Melbourne: Cinema Papers.

Lewis, Glen. 1987. Australian Movies and the American Dream. New York: Praeger.

Loizos, Peter. 1993. Innovation in Ethnographic Film: From Innocence to Self-Consciousness 1955-1985. Manchester: Manchester U P.

Lovell, Patricia. 1983. Australian Film, The Fragile Industry. Melbourne: Australian Institute of International Affairs. 33rd Roy Milner Memorial Lecture.

Lovell, Patricia. 1995 No Picnic: an Autobiography. Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

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Macdonnell, Justin. 1992. Arts, Minister?: Government Policy and the Arts. Sydney: Currency P.

McFarlane, Brian and Geoff Mayer. 1992. New Australian Cinema: Sources and Parallels in American and British Films. Cambridge and Oakleigh, Vic: Cambridge U P.

McFarlane, Brian. 1987. Australian Cinema 1970-1985. Richmond, Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia.

McMurchy, Megan and Jennifer Stott. 1988. Signs of Independents: Ten Years of the Creative Development Fund. Sydney: December 1988.

Maddox, Garry. 1992. Indpendent Film and Television Producers: Who's Making What and Howy They're Surviving. A Report for the Australian Film Commission. North Sydney: Australian Film Commission.

Malone, Peter. 1987. In Black and White and Colour. Jabiru, NT and Leura, NSW: Nelen Yubu Missiological Unit Series no. 4.

Martin, Adrian. 1988b. 'No Flowers for the Cinephile: The Fates of Cultural Populism 1960-1988'. In Paul Foss ed. Island in the Stream. Leichardt, Sydney: Pluto P. 117-38.

Mathews, Sue. 1984. 35 mm Dreams. Conversations with Five Directors about the Australian Film Revival. Ringwood, Victoria: Penguin.

Mervyn Smythe and Associates for the AFC. 1994. TV and Cinema Advertising Production in Australia and New Zealand. North Sydney: AFC.

Middlemiss, Jenny. 1992. Guide to Film and Television Research. North Ryde, Sydney: AFTRS. Ministry for the Arts and Cultural Heritage, SA. 1993. The Report of the Film Industry Working Party. Adelaide: FilmSouth.

Molloy, Bruce. 1990. Before the Interval: Australian Mythology and Feature Films, 1930-1960. St Lucia, Qld.: U of Queensland P.

Molloy, Simon and Barry Burgan. 1993. The Economics of Film and Television in Australia. Sydney: Australian Film Commission. Moran, Albert. 1991. Projecting Australia: Government Film Since 1945. Sydney: Currency P.

Moran, Albert. 1992. Film Education and Training: Performance and Policy. Brisbane: Griffith University.

Moran, Albert ed. 1994. Film Policy: An Australian Reader. Institute for Cultural Policy Studies (Griffith University): Brisbane.

Moran, Albert and Tom O'Regan eds. 1985. An Australian Film Reader. Sydney: Currency P.

Moran, Albert and Tom O'Regan eds. 1989. The Australian Screen. Ringwood, Vic: Penguin.

Muecke, Stephen. 1992. Textual Spaces: Aboriginality and Cultural Studies. Sydney: U of New South Wales P, 1992.

Murray, John B. 1992. Delivery Items: A Guide for Film and Video Producers. 2nd Edition. North Sydney: AFC.

Murray, Scott Ed. 1980. The New Australian Cinema. Melbourne: Nelson/Cinema Papers.

Murray, Scott Ed. 1988a. Back of Beyond: Discovering Australian Film and Television. Sydney: Australian Film Commission.

Murray, Scott ed. 1993a. Australian Film 1978-1992: A Survey of Theatrical Features. Melbourne: Oxford U P in association with the Australian Film Commission and Cinema Papers.

Murray, Scott ed. 1994a. Australian Cinema. St Leonards, Sydney: Allen & Unwin in association with the Australian Film Commission.

M. Morris and J. Frow eds. Australian Cultural Studies: A Reader. In Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 15-29.

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National Centre for Australian Studies. 1993. The Big Picture: Documentary Film-making in Australia. Clayton, Vic: National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

Noonan, Lisa ed. 1993. The Documentary Conference 1993: Reflecting the Future: Conference Papers. Lindfield.

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O'Regan, Tom and Brian Shoesmith eds. 1985. The Moving Image: the History of Film and Television in Western Australia. Perth: History and Film Association of Australia. (available online

O'Regan, Tom ed. 1987. Australian Film in the 1950s. Continuum. 1:1. Perth: Continuum.

O'Regan, Tom. 1996. Australian National Cinema. London: Routledge. Pike, Andrew and Ross Cooper. 1980. Australian Film 1900-1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production. Melbourne: Oxford U P.

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Reade, Eric. 1979. History and Heartburn: the Saga of Australian Film, 1896-1978. Sydney: Harper & Row.

Reid, Mary Anne. 1993. Long Shots to Favourites: Australian Cinema Sucesses in the 90s. Sydney: AFC.

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Sabine, James ed. 1995. A Century of Australian Cinema. Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia.

Sayer-Jones, Lyndon. 1992. Law Brief: The Australian Film and Television Industry in the Nineties: A Film Lawyer's Guide for Non-Lawyers. Strawberry Hills, Sydney: Trade News Corporation.

Schou, Kirsten. 1982. The Structure and Operation of the Film Industry in Australia. Sydney: Australian Film and Television School.

Schou, Kirsten. 1982. Policies for the Australian Film Industry. Part A: Rationale for Assistance and Direct Subsidy. Sydney: Australian Film and Television School.

Senate Standing Committee on the Environment, Recreation and the Arts. 1992. Report on the Moving Pictures Inquiry. Canberra: AGPS.

Shirley, Graham and Brian Adams. 1983. Australian Cinema: The First Eighty Years. Sydney: Angus & Robertson and Currency P.

Small, Frank & Associates for OFLC and ABT. 1992. Exploring Attitudes Towards Film, TV and Video Classifications: A Marketing Research Report. Sydney: Office of Film and Literature Classification.

Smith, Bryan. 1994. Desperately Seeking Screentime: an Australian Guide to a Career in Television. East Roseville, NSW: Simon & Schuster.

Stewart, John. 1984. An Encyclopaedia of Australian Film. Frenchs Forest, Sydney: Reed Books.

Stratton, David. 1980. The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival. Sydney: Angus and Robertson.

Stratton, David. 1990. The Avacado Plantation: Boom and Bust in the Australian Film Industry. Sydney: Pan Macmillan.

Sydney Film Festival. 1992. 40 Years of Film: an Oral History of the Sydney Film Festival. Sydney: Sydney Film Festival.

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Tapp, Peter ed. James Sabine associate ed. 1995. Australian Feature Films. Melbourne: Informit, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and The Australian Catalogue of New Films & Videos Ltd. (CD-Rom).

Tariff Board. 1973. Tariff Board Report: Motion Picture Films and Television Programs. Canberra: AGPS.

Thoms, Albie. 1978. Polemics for a New Cinema: Writings to Stimulate New Approaches to Film. Sydney: Wild and Woolley.

Tomaselli, K.G., Gardner, S., Gray, S. and Vaughan, M. 1981, Breaker Morant, Critical Arts Monograph no.1, Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa.

Tulloch, John. 1981. Legends on the Screen. Sydney: Currency P.

Tulloch, John. 1982. Australian Cinema: Industry, Narrative and Meaning. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Turner, Graeme. 1986, 1993. National Fictions: Literature, film and the construction of Australian narrative, Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

Turner, Graeme. 1994. Making it National: Nationalism and Australian Popular Culture. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

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Val Morgan Cinema Advertising. Annual. Australian Cinema Update Outlook. North Sydney: Val Morgan.

Video Trader. 1990+. Video Trader Yearbook. North Sydney: Video Trader.

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White, David. 1984. Australian Movies to the World. Sydney: Fontana and Cinema Papers.

Wright, Andre. 1986. Brilliant Careers: Women in Australian Cinema. Sydney: Pan Books.

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