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40,000 Years of Dreaming 1997

  • George Miller
  • November 10, 1997
  • 67 mins
  • English
  • Documentary
The British Film Institute Presents The Century of Cinema: Australia and New Zealand
Australian born film maker George (Mad Max) Miller offers a personal view of Australian films. He suggests that they can be regarded as visual music, public dreaming, mythology, and song-lines. In extrapolating the idea of movies as song-lines he examines feature films under the following categories : songs of the land ; the bushman ; the convicts ; the bush-rangers ; mates and larrikins ; the digger ; pommy bashing ; the sheilas ; gays ; the wogs ; blackfellas ; urban subversion. He then concludes that these films can be thought of as "Hymns that sing of Australia

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