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The Birth of a Legend: Reinforcing Australian Mythology in Peter Weir's Gallipoli

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When Gallipoli was released in 1981, it became an instant classic of the Australian screen. Amid the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, this is a fitting time to re-examine the film, its intentions and its significance in upholding the ANZAC national myth, writes Bridget Curran.

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WWI remembered, first world war, centenary, middle years, senior secondary, David Williamson, Peter Weir, 1980s cinema, Australian cinema, film history, cinema history, Mel Gibson, rite of passage, growing up, Egypt, soldiers, mythology, patriotism.

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