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Peter Weir

Author : John C. Tibbetts
ISBN : 9781617038983
Genre : Performing Arts
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Peter Weir: Interviews is the first volume of interviews to be published on the esteemed Australian director. Although Weir (b. 1944) has acquired a reputation of being guarded about his life and work, these interviews by archivists, journalists, historians, and colleagues reveal him to be a most amiable and forthcoming subject. He talks about “the precious desperation of the art, the madness, the willingness to experiment” in all his films; the adaptation process from novel to film, when he tells a scriptwriter, “I’m going to eat your script; it’s going to be part of my blood!”; and his self-assessment as “merely a jester, with cap and bells, going from court to court.” He is encouraged, even provoked to tell his own story, from his childhood in a Sydney suburb in the 1950s, to his apprenticeship in the Australian television industry in the 1960s, his preparations to shoot his first features in the early 1970s, his international celebrity in Australia and Hollywood. An extensive new interview details his current plans for a new film. Interviews discuss Weir’s diverse and impressive range of work—his earlier films Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Last Wave, Gallipoli, and The Year of Living Dangerously, as well as Academy Award–nominated Witness, Dead Poets Society, Green Card, The Truman Show, and Master and Commander. This book confirms that the trajectory of Weir’s life and work parallels and embodies Australia’s own quest to define and express a historical and cultural identity.

Peter Weir

Author : Serena Formica
ISBN : 9781841504773
Genre : Art
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Summary: Drawing on contemporary concepts from transnational cinema studies, this book investigates Weirs entire three-decade career, paying particular attention to his journey from his native Sydney, with its largely auteur-driven national cinema, to the multimillion-dollar Hollywood film industry with its many genre conventions.

Peter Weir

Author : Marek Haltof
ISBN : UOM:39015040667480
Genre : Performing Arts
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During the course of his twenty-odd-year filmmaking career, Peter Weir has accomplished what so many of his protagonists have failed to do: he has become an accepted, integral part of an unfamiliar culture. At the core of most of his films and at the least peripheral to all of them is the idea of the outsider trying - and ultimately failing - to come to terms with a culture vastly different from his own. Weir, a native of Australia whose name was synonymous with Australian cinema in the 1970s, turned to American filmmaking in the 1980s and never looked back. In Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide, Marek Haltof traces Weir's journey from intensely Australian filmmaker to successful Hollywood director, along the way finding surprisingly consistent evidence of Weir's thematic and visual interests despite dramatic changes in his choices of story and locale.

Australian Film

Author : Brian Reis
ISBN : 0720123151
Genre : Reference
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A comprehensive bibliography of the history of the Australian film industry from the 1890s to the present day, this book is in three main sections: subjects; people; films. it includes books, government reports, films, videos, theses and journal articles.

Peter Weir On Gallipoli

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ISBN : OCLC:49664476
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David Nicholson offers an excerpt from an interview with Australian film director Peter Weir (1944- ). Weir discusses the making of his 1980 film "Gallipoli." The motion picture is based on the Gallipoli Campaign of World War I. The campaign was an unsuccessful attempt by the Allies to force passage through the Dardanelles of Turkey.

Harrison Ford

Author : Garry Jenkins
ISBN : 080658016X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Uses interviews with friends, family members, and fellow actors to portray the popular movie star, and looks behind the scenes of his major films

Himself Alone

Author : Dean Godson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119431554
Genre : Northern Ireland
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How did David Trimble, the bete noire of Irish nationalism and bien pensant opinion transform himself into a peacemaker? How did this unfashionable, petit bourgeois Orangeman come to win a standing ovation at the Labour Party conference? How, indeed, did this taciturn academic with few real intimates succeed in becoming the leader of the Ulster Unionists? And how did he carry them with him, against the odds, to make an historic compromise with Irish nationalism?

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