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Metro #179

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    Metro is Australia's premier film and media quarterly. It is independent, outspoken and passionate about film, TV and new media from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region. First published in 1968, Metro provides readers with comprehensive coverage of the region's screen industries, and features writing by some of our foremost academics, critics and industry members. Also featuring reviews of the latest local titles as well as interviews with prominent filmmakers, Metro has something for everyone – from the avid film fan to the seasoned theorist.

    Combining a wide range of topics and disciplines, Metro offers a unique blend of in-depth scholarship and popular writing, capturing key trends and developments in screen culture. A partially refereed magazine, Metro keeps alive the tradition of the essay, immersing readers in thought-provoking articles that are at once analytical and accessible.

    ISSUE 179 (SUMMER 2014) CONTENTS

    Australian and New Zealand Cinema
    'Lost Children: The Weight of Elephants' – Myke Bartlett
    'Cinema's About-turn: Tim Winton's The Turning' – Tara Judah
    'Much Adore about Nothing: Anne Fontaine's Adoration' – Glenn Dunks
    'The End Has No End: These Final Hours' – Briony Kidd
    'Turning on Reality: An Interview with Alex Munt' – Ashleigh Synnott

    Australia and New Zealand on the Small Screen
    'Smashing the Glass Floor: The Feminism of twentysomething' – Magdalena Wozniak
    'Writing Wrongs: Mr & Mrs Murder and the Crime Genre' – Elizabeth Flux
    'Off-beat: SBS Music Programming' – Sarah Keith and Liz Giuffre

    Focus on Asia and the Middle East
    'All This Bloodshed: A Touch of Sin' – Nicholas Godfrey
    'Ilo Ilo and the Eternal Change' – Sarah Ward
    'Holding Your Peace: Dror Moreh's The Gatekeepers' – Jasmine Crittenden
    'Global Panorama: The Iranian Film Festival Australia and the OzAsia Festival 2013' – Nicholas Godfrey

    Documentary
    'The Heart of the Desert: Lasseter's Bones' – Liam Pieper
    'A Unique History of Dissent: Persons of Interest' – Julia Scott-Stevenson
    'The Truth Is Out There: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks' – Bianca-Olivia Nita
    'Band of Brothers: Cosmic Psychos: Blokes You Can Trust' – Anthony Carew

    Critical Views
    'A Tale of Two Audiences: Migrants, Multiculturalism and Melodrama in Gossip Nation' – Alice Burgin
    'Accessible Popular Fantasy: The Railway Man and Australian World War II Films' – Ronan MacEwan
    'Digitise or Perish: Unlocking Cultural Memory Online' – Mel Campbell

    The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection
    'David Williamson's The Club' – Ben Goldsmith

    Industry Perspectives
    'Playing Space: Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2013' – Daniel Golding
    'Speaking for the Dead: An Interview with Stephen Coates and Kelly Dolen' – Michael Clarkin

    Regular Features
    'Book Reviews: Watching Films edited by Albert Moran and Katrina Aveyard' – Denny Lawrence
    'Book Reviews: Selective Memory by Sue Milliken' – Ronan MacEwan
    'Scope: Screen Industry Views' – Jasmine Crittenden, Tara Judah, Paul Callaghan, Russell Edwards and Liz Giuffre

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