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Celluloid Anzacs: The Great War through Australian Cinema

Australian cinema has effectively popularised the Anzac legend. Just how this has been so is explored in this lucid, clear-eyed study. Here’s a taste: “While European art developed a dominant myth of the horror and meaninglessness of the war,” and some Australian writers interrogated the Anzac myth, “Australia’s [many] war films are almost entirely devoid of irony.”
Publication Details
Name of Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 1740971280
Publication Year: 2007
Subject Covered: Recreational & performing arts (includes sport); Modern history