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Metro #184

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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 184 (AUTUMN 2015) CONTENTS

    Australian and New Zealand Cinema
    'Taking the Plunge: Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner' – Brian McFarlane
    'Special Delivery: Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson's The Mule' – David Crewe
    'A Chequered History: Maori Identity in The Dark Horse' – Susan Bye
    'Revenge of the Cheese Grater: Housebound and the Domestic Horror-Comedy' – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
    'Forging New Lives: Ian Pringle's The Legend Maker' – Dave Hoskin

    Australia and New Zealand on the Small Screen
    'A Universal Malfunction: Technology and Humanity in The Code' – Cavan Gallagher
    'A Thousand Lives Together: Soul Mates' – Elizabeth Flux
    'Changing Minds: The ABC's Mental As Campaign' – Liz Giuffre

    Focus on Asia and the Middle East
    'Technicolour Noir: Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice' – Anthony Carew
    'Animalistic Depravity: Takashi Miike's The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji' – Alicia Lewis
    'Winter of Discontent: The Pensive Theatre of Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep' – Gabrielle O'Brien
    'Movies Making Myths: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter' – Sarah Ward
    'Playing the Victim: Lee Su-jin's Han Gong-ju' – Jasper Button

    Documentary
    'Refracting Ramingining: Still Our Country – Reflections on a Culture' – Laurence Barber
    'Seeing Afghanistan with New Eyes: Love Marriage in Kabul' – Emily Laidlaw
    'B-grade Buffet: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films' – Tara Judah

    Critical Views
    'The Eyes of a Child: Coming of Age in Whale Rider, Boy and Shopping' – Jasmine Crittenden
    'Post-apocalypse Now: Australia as Cinema's Dystopia' – Glenn Dunks
    'Actors and Heroes: My Brother Jack and World War I on Television' – Anne Pender

    The NFSA's Kodak/Atlab Cinema Collection
    'Jedda' – Rose Lucas

    Industry Perspectives
    'The Hollywood Invasion: Foreign Actors in Australian Films' – Lee Zachariah
    'Capturing Romance: Jim Lounsbury and Behren Schulz on Love Is Now' – Oliver Pfeiffer

    Regular Features
    'Scope: Screen Industry Views' – Glenn Dunks, Tara Judah, Lauren Carroll Harris, Liz Giuffre, Daniel Golding, and Tim Kroenert

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