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Cinesound Review No.364

Australia, 1938 (MIFF 1991, Retropsective)

This edition of Australia's weekly newsreels from October 1938 features Federal Treasurer Casey discussing national insurance, the wedding of a "member of Melbourne's popular social set", Geelong's Centenary celebrations, The Caulfield Cup and middleweight boxing footage.

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Triumph of the Telegraph

By the time this film was made the Cinema Branch had completely emerged from the silent period. The approach to the subject is much more inventive and engaging. This was one of two films made for ... More »

Boxer

A lone box sits in the middle of a warehouse. Its contents will change everything. ... More »

The Rainmakers

The story of rainmaking experiments in Australia conducted by the C.S.I.R.O. Australian Film Awards, Documentary Section, Special Award "for scientific photography". ... More »

The Gap

Vertiginous black and white cinematography assaults the senses as we are drawn into the drama of three individuals high up on a cliff ledge - the infamous 'Gap' in Sydney's harbour. One is there to ... More »

Derwent Envy

Before her acclaimed feature debut [Look Both Ways] (screening in MIFF this year), Sarah Watt made a name for herself as one of Australia's leading and most distinctive short-film makers ... More »

Incongruous

Ordinary city images of our daily city environment are photographically reshaped to produce a new set of seemingly incongruous images, revealing a black humour: after all, it's all just water off a ... More »

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