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The Resource Making a meal of it : writing about film, Brian McFarlane ; introduction by Ian Britain

Making a meal of it : writing about film, Brian McFarlane ; introduction by Ian Britain

Label
Making a meal of it : writing about film
Title
Making a meal of it
Title remainder
writing about film
Statement of responsibility
Brian McFarlane ; introduction by Ian Britain
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For more than forty years, readers of The Age newspaper have learned about the latest films through the interpretations and judgements of Brian McFarlane, now himself a Melbourne institution of sorts. Over that time McFarlane's reviews of and articles on film have also featured in Australian Book Review, Cinema Papers, Inside Story, Meanjin, Metro, Screening the Past, Senses of Cinema, Sight & Sound, and many other newspapers, magazines, and journals. This selection of McFarlane's writings on film, taken as a whole, tells a story about what has brought us back to the cinema again and again, from recent times to a now more distant past. In his attuned but easy style, sprinkled with wit and insight, our guide brings back memories, fills gaps in our knowledge, triggers conversations, and inspires delight and enthusiasm. Making a Meal of It is a first-rate resource for film buffs and excellent dinner-table company
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McFarlane, Brian
Dewey number
791.43
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.A1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Britain, Ian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Film criticism
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Film criticism
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion pictures
Label
Making a meal of it : writing about film, Brian McFarlane ; introduction by Ian Britain
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Front; Title Page; Imprint and Copyright Information; Dedication; Contents; Introduction, by Ian Britain; PART I: Starters; Film Reviews; 1. My Brilliant Career; 2. Nijinsky; 3. Gallipoli; 4. 84 Charing Cross Road; 5. Hope and Glory; 6. Comrades; 7. The Whales of August; 8. There's a Lot Going On in Australia: Baz Luhrmann's Claim to the Epic; 9. Shakespeare's Brave New World and Julie Taymor's Tempest; 10. The Odd Couple: Language and Life Lessons in The King's Speech; 11. Cloudstreet anew
  • 12. The Filmmaker as Adaptor: Fred Schepisi Takes On Patrick White in The Eye of the Storm13. A Tale of Two Terences: The Deep Blue Sea; 14. Much Ado About Nothing: 'Oh, what a merry war'; 15. Shuttlecock: What Maisie Knew; 16. All That Glitters ... The Great Gatsby; 17. No Surrender: Suffragette; 18. Taking the Plunge: The Water Diviner; 19. Sunset Song; Book Reviews; 20. Ealing Studios; 21. Days of their Lives; 22. Some Kind of a Man. Orson Welles: The Stories of His Life; 23. Conjuring the Rebel without a Pause. The Rebel: An Imagined Life of James Dean
  • 24. A Cinema Torpid But Not Terminal. Icons in the Fire: The Decline and Fall of Almost Everybody25. Flaunting Your Perfections. The Original Million Dollar Mermaid: The Annette Kellerman Story; 26. Hepburn Springs Eternal. Kate; 27. A Poignant Tale Worth Playing Again. Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography; 28. Australian Screen Classics. Alvin Purple; 29. I Peed on Fellini: Recollections of a Life in Film; 30. The Spellbinder. God of Speed; 31. 'He really was a contender'. Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
  • 32. Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema33. 'Mommie dearest' Just One Role Among Many. Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford; 34. One Man in His Time. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star; 35. Out of the Dark. I Found It at the Movies: Reflections of a Cinephile; 36. Routes of Passage. Stillways. The Long Road to Overnight Success; 37. John Wayne: The Life and Legend; 38. The Trouble with Ackroyd. Alfred Hitchcock; PART II: Mains; 39. The Biography Industry: Creatures Great and Mostly Small; 40. Local/Global: The Bank and Lantana
  • 41. Mothers: Some Kids do 'ave 'em42. Portraits in Celluloid; 43. Shooting Minds; 44. Size Doesn't Matter: Big Stupid Films; 45. Country Towns in Australian Films: Trap or Comfort Zone?; 46. From Rock of Ages to Rock 'n' Roll; 47. Softly and Tenderly ... ; 48. Finding Ourselves in Australian Films; 49. A Curmudgeon's Canon: Random Thoughts on Summer Heights High, The Office and Other Nasty Pleasur; 50. How Weird Does this Mob Still Seem?; 51. Kath & Kimderella: From Box to Multiplex; 52. The Voice of a Generation; PART III: Afters -- or Just Deserts
Control code
1021123646
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
CA & US version.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 380 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925523423
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021123646
Label
Making a meal of it : writing about film, Brian McFarlane ; introduction by Ian Britain
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Front; Title Page; Imprint and Copyright Information; Dedication; Contents; Introduction, by Ian Britain; PART I: Starters; Film Reviews; 1. My Brilliant Career; 2. Nijinsky; 3. Gallipoli; 4. 84 Charing Cross Road; 5. Hope and Glory; 6. Comrades; 7. The Whales of August; 8. There's a Lot Going On in Australia: Baz Luhrmann's Claim to the Epic; 9. Shakespeare's Brave New World and Julie Taymor's Tempest; 10. The Odd Couple: Language and Life Lessons in The King's Speech; 11. Cloudstreet anew
  • 12. The Filmmaker as Adaptor: Fred Schepisi Takes On Patrick White in The Eye of the Storm13. A Tale of Two Terences: The Deep Blue Sea; 14. Much Ado About Nothing: 'Oh, what a merry war'; 15. Shuttlecock: What Maisie Knew; 16. All That Glitters ... The Great Gatsby; 17. No Surrender: Suffragette; 18. Taking the Plunge: The Water Diviner; 19. Sunset Song; Book Reviews; 20. Ealing Studios; 21. Days of their Lives; 22. Some Kind of a Man. Orson Welles: The Stories of His Life; 23. Conjuring the Rebel without a Pause. The Rebel: An Imagined Life of James Dean
  • 24. A Cinema Torpid But Not Terminal. Icons in the Fire: The Decline and Fall of Almost Everybody25. Flaunting Your Perfections. The Original Million Dollar Mermaid: The Annette Kellerman Story; 26. Hepburn Springs Eternal. Kate; 27. A Poignant Tale Worth Playing Again. Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, A Personal Biography; 28. Australian Screen Classics. Alvin Purple; 29. I Peed on Fellini: Recollections of a Life in Film; 30. The Spellbinder. God of Speed; 31. 'He really was a contender'. Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
  • 32. Bowery to Broadway: The American Irish in Classic Hollywood Cinema33. 'Mommie dearest' Just One Role Among Many. Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford; 34. One Man in His Time. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star; 35. Out of the Dark. I Found It at the Movies: Reflections of a Cinephile; 36. Routes of Passage. Stillways. The Long Road to Overnight Success; 37. John Wayne: The Life and Legend; 38. The Trouble with Ackroyd. Alfred Hitchcock; PART II: Mains; 39. The Biography Industry: Creatures Great and Mostly Small; 40. Local/Global: The Bank and Lantana
  • 41. Mothers: Some Kids do 'ave 'em42. Portraits in Celluloid; 43. Shooting Minds; 44. Size Doesn't Matter: Big Stupid Films; 45. Country Towns in Australian Films: Trap or Comfort Zone?; 46. From Rock of Ages to Rock 'n' Roll; 47. Softly and Tenderly ... ; 48. Finding Ourselves in Australian Films; 49. A Curmudgeon's Canon: Random Thoughts on Summer Heights High, The Office and Other Nasty Pleasur; 50. How Weird Does this Mob Still Seem?; 51. Kath & Kimderella: From Box to Multiplex; 52. The Voice of a Generation; PART III: Afters -- or Just Deserts
Control code
1021123646
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
CA & US version.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 380 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781925523423
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1021123646

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