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  1. Antipodean Gothic cinema : a study of the (postmodern) Gothic in Australian and New Zealand film since the 1970s

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    UrheberAshton, Romana
    Verleger Central Queensland University
    Umfang 325 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgenre; Filmgeschichtsschreibung; Neuseeland; Australien
    Freie Schlagworte FW gothic
    Beschreibung "Although various film critics and academics have located the Gothic in Antipodean cinema, there has been no in-depth study of the Gothic and its ideological entanglements with postmodernism within this cinema. This study is divided into two parts and locates the (postmodern) Gothic in twelve Australian/New Zealand films ranging from Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) to Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures (1994). Part one theorizes the Gothic as a subversive cultural mode that foreshadows postmodernism in terms of its antithetical relationship with Enlightenment ideals. Interconnections are made between proto-postmodern aspects of early Gothic literature and the appropriation and intensification of these aspects in what has been dubbed the postmodern Gothic. The dissertation then argues that the Antipodes was/is constructed through Euro-centric discourse(s) as a Gothic/(proto)-postmodern space or place, this construction manifest in, and becoming intertwined with the postmodern in post 1970s Antipodean cinema. In part two, a cross-section of Australian/New Zealand films is organized into cinematic sub-genres in line with their similar thematic preoccupations and settings, all films argued as reflecting a marked postmodern Gothic sensibility. In its conclusion, the study finds that “Antipodean Gothic cinema”, particularly since the 1970s, can be strongly characterized by its combining of Gothic/postmodernist modes of representation, this convergence constitutive of a postmodernized version of the Gothic which is heavily influenced by Euro-centric constructions of the Antipodes in Gothic/(proto)-postmodern related terms." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturTheorizing the (postmodern) Gothic in Antipodean cinema; Analyzing the (postmodern) Gothic in Antipodean cinema; Conclusion; Bibliography; Filomgraphy; Teleography
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Spielfilm
    RVK FWAP 44991; AP 44992; AP 53900
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugAndere Teile der Welt und außerirdische Welten>>Neuseeland>>; Andere Teile der Welt und außerirdische Welten>>Australien>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1970 - 1979>>