Australian Westerns in the Fifties

Australian Westerns in the Fifties

On the other hand, “Meat Pie Westerns” made in Australia that pre-date Spaghetti Westerns are less known. Australian Westerns in the Fifties is the second Palgrave Pivot book I've written. I enjoy the discipline imposed by the series' ...

Author: Derham Groves

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031128837

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 165

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Australian Western in the Fifties: Kangaroo, Hopalong Cassidy on Tour, and Whiplash looks at Australian Westerns from three points of view—film, personal appearance, and television at the beginning, middle, and end of the 1950s, the American Western’s golden age. It looks at three significant but “forgotten” cases: (1) Kangaroo: The Australian Story, the first Technicolor film made in Australia, produced by the Hollywood movie studio 20th Century Fox, directed by the Academy Award-winning filmmaker Lewis Milestone, starring Maureen O’Hara, Peter Lawford, and Richard Boone. (2) The successful goodwill tour of Australia by the Hollywood actor William Boyd who played the film, radio, and television cowboy Hopalong Cassidy. (3) The British-American produced black-and-white TV series Whiplash, made in Australia and starring the Hollywood actor Peter Graves. The American filmmakers’ ignorance of Australia meant they learned the hard way there was more to Australian Westerns than simply replacing the prairie with the bush, bison with kangaroos, and Native Americans with Aboriginals. Indeed, the depiction of place and the presentation of Aboriginal culture are two of the most intriguing aspects of Australian Westerns. In retelling the filmmakers’ stories, a unique picture of the Australian film and television industry and everyday life during the 1950s is revealed.
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The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television

The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television

There followed war films and AustralianWesterns,” and in the 1950s he formed a production company that grew into Southern International (1953). Even Rafferty's huge popularity as Australia's “cowboy” could not rescue the film industry ...

Author: Albert Moran

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810870223

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 548

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Australians have become increasingly visible outside of the country as speakers and actors in radio and television, their media moguls have frequently bought up foreign companies, and people around the world have been able to enjoy such Australian productions as The Flying Doctors, Neighbours, and Kath and Kim. The origins, early development, and later adaptations of radio and television show how Australia has gone from being a minor and rather parochial player to being a significant part of the international scene. The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television provides essential facts and information concerning the Australian radio and television industry. This is accomplished through the use of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on directors, producers, writers, actors, television and radio series, and television and radio stations.
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Australian National Cinema

Australian National Cinema

There are also Snowy Baker's athletic westerns of the 1920s such as The Shadow of Lightning Ridge (W.Lucas 1920) in which ... along a narrow fifty-foot log above an abyss while his police companions crawl across on hands and knees; and, ...

Author: Tom O'Regan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134933495

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 403

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Tom O'Regan's book is the first of its kind on Australian post-war cinema. It takes as its starting point Bazin's question 'What is cinema?'and asks what the construct of a 'national' cinema means. It looks at the broader concept from a different angle, taking film beyond the confines of 'art' into the broader cultural world. O'Regan's analysis situates Australian cinema in its historical and cultural perspective producing a valuable insight into the issues that have been raised by film policy, the cinema market place and public discourse on film production strategies. Since 1970 Australian film has enjoyed a revival. This book contains detailed critiques of the key films of this period and uses them to illustrate the recent theories on the international and Australian cinema industries. Its conclusions on the nature of the nation's cinema and the discourses within it are relevant within a far wider context; film as a global phenomenon.
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People of Few Words Volume 2 Fifty More Writers from the Writers Showcase of the Short Humour Site

People of Few Words   Volume 2   Fifty More Writers from the Writers  Showcase of the Short Humour Site

Australia: I have been writing since discovering the joys of literature at high school many years ago. ... My interests include reading Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Westerns, and Australian Literature.

Author: Swan Morrison

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445274355

Category:

Page: 114

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People of Few Words - Volume 2 is the second collection of work by contributors to the Short Humour Site from across the world. It contains one piece of 500 word 'Short Humour' by each of fifty writers, together with a brief biography of each writer.
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Westerns

Westerns

Television: Every Show ofthe Fifties and Sixties Episode-By-Episode. Jefferson, NC: McFarland ... The 100 Greatest Western Movies ofAll Time, Including Five You've Never Heard Of. TwoDot, 2011. Mainly pictures. Australian Western Films.

Author: Gary R. Edgerton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135765088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 364

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For nearly two centuries, Americans have embraced the Western like no other artistic genre. Creators and consumers alike have utilized this story form in literature, painting, film, radio and television to explore questions of national identity and purpose. Westerns: The Essential Collection comprises the Journal of Popular Film and Television’s rich and longstanding legacy of scholarship on Westerns with a new special issue devoted exclusively to the genre. This collection examines and analyzes the evolution and significance of the screen Western from its earliest beginnings to its current global reach and relevance in the 21st century. Westerns: The Essential Collection addresses the rise, fall and durability of the genre, and examines its preoccupation with multicultural matters in its organizational structure. Containing eighteen essays published between 1972 and 2011, this seminal work is divided into six sections covering Silent Westerns, Classic Westerns, Race and Westerns, Gender and Westerns, Revisionist Westerns and Westerns in Global Context. A wide range of international contributors offer original critical perspectives on the intricate relationship between American culture and Western films and television series. Westerns: The Essential Collection places the genre squarely within the broader aesthetic, socio-historical, cultural and political dimensions of life in the United States as well as internationally, where the Western has been reinvigorated and reinvented many times. This groundbreaking anthology illustrates how Western films and television series have been used to define the present and discover the future by looking backwards at America’s imagined past.
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The Western in the Global Literary Imagination

The Western in the Global Literary Imagination

The pulp Westerns that proliferated on Aus- tralian newsstands in the 1950s and 1960s were quickly written formula ... They eschewed the bushrangers so popular in earlier Australian Westerns in favor of a series of interchangeable story ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004525306

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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This groundbreaking collection of essays shows how the American Western has been reimagined in different national contexts, producing fictions that interrogate, reframe, and remix the genre in unexpectedly critical ways.
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Spirits of Tomahawk Canyon

Spirits of Tomahawk Canyon

ABOUT THE COVER ARTWORK Stanley Pitt (1925-2002) was an Australian cartoonist and commercial artist. ... acquired this artwork from Cleveland Publishing in Australia who published digest-sized pulp fiction Westerns for over fifty years.

Author: Thomas McNulty

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359555246

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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Former Deputy Sheriff Kurt Collins returns home to Meadow Springs plagued by a violent bank robbery that cost the life of a town sheriff and a young woman. One of the robbers is reportedly hiding out near his home town, but his return uncovers a deadly plot that puts the beautiful Evelyn Two Hearts in danger. Half Irish and half Lakota Indian, Evy wants nothing more than to keep her ranch at Tomahawk Canyon safe, and to settle down with Collins, the man she has loved for many years. An evil land grabber named Jonas Redburn, however, has other plans, and he hires notorious gunfighter Dirty Jim Fandango to use his guns without conscience as Collins desperately fights to save them all.
Categories: Fiction

Ghost Town Gold

Ghost Town Gold

ABOUT THE COVER ARTWORK Stanley Pitt (1925-2002) was an Australian cartoonist and commercial artist. ... acquired this artwork from Cleveland Publishing in Australia who published digest-sized pulp fiction Westerns for over fifty years.

Author: Thomas McNulty

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359700110

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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Released from Yuma prison after serving five years for a crime he didnÕt commit, Jubal Brand travels to a remote ghost town in the Arizona desert hoping to uncover a trunk of Confederate gold. Jubal was told by a dying outlaw in prison where the gold was hidden. Jubal wants that gold as a reward for serving time with robbers who refused to clear his name. But he soon learns that escaped murderer Edward Cobb is also searching for the gold, along with Lani St. Claire, a beautiful but mysterious dove. With a dangerous Apache on the loose, and with enigmatic U. S. Marshal Maxfield Knight tracking Cobb, Brand fears that he wonÕt live long enough to spend any of that gold.
Categories: Fiction

Showdown At Snakebite Creek

Showdown At Snakebite Creek

ABOUT THE COVER ARTWORK Stanley Pitt (1925 - 2002) was an Australian cartoonist and commercial artist. ... this artwork from Cleveland Publishing in Australia who published digest-sized pulp fiction Westerns for over fifty years.

Author: Thomas McNulty

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781678162627

Category: Fiction

Page: 115

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Seven years earlier Cole Tibb's father had been murdered alongside Snakebite Creek and now Cole wants justice. He returns to Raven Flats looking to settle the old grudge. But settling a grudge and surviving are two very different things. Soon he finds himself opposing a greedy landowner named Carleton Usher, his ruthless sons, and a merciless group of killers. The arrival of enigmatic U.S. Marshal Maxfield Knight raises the stakes in a deadly game of survival. As the bodies begin stacking up like firewood, Cole realizes he has only two things in his favor - his ruthless determination to set things right and his ability with a gun.
Categories: Fiction

Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation

Fifty Years of Storytelling Marcus K. Harmes. vert the tropes of the western are diverse in approach and certainly eclectic. Added into this mix are the two Doctor Who serials. If “spaghetti” westerns are Italian variations on American ...

Author: Marcus K. Harmes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232853

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

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Although it started as a British television show with a small but devoted fan base, Doctor Who has grown in popularity and now appeals to audiences around the world. In the fifty-year history of the program, Doctor Who’s producers and scriptwriters have drawn on a dizzying array of literary sources and inspirations. Elements from Homer, classic literature, gothic horror, swashbucklers, Jacobean revenge tragedies, Orwellian dystopias, Westerns, and the novels of Agatha Christie and Evelyn Waugh have all been woven into the fabric of the series. One famous storyline from the mid-1970s was rooted in the Victoriana of authors like H. Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle, and another was a virtual remake of Anthony Hope’s The Prisoner of Zenda—with robots! In Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation: Fifty Years of Storytelling, Marcus Harmes looks at the show’s frequent exploration of other sources to create memorable episodes. Harmes observes that adaptation in Doctor Who is not just a matter of transferring literary works to the screen, but of bringing a diversity of texts into dialogue with the established mythology of the series as well as with longstanding science fiction tropes. In this process, original stories are not just resituated, but transformed into new works. Harmes considers what this approach reveals about adaptation, television production, the art of storytelling, and the long-term success and cultural resonance enjoyed by Doctor Who. Doctor Who and the Art of Adaptation will be of interest to students of literature and television alike, and to scholars interested in adaptation studies. It will also appeal to fans of the series interested in tracing the deep cultural roots of television’s longest-running and most literate science-fiction adventure.
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