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Metro #208

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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 208 CONTENTS

Regular Features

'Scope: Screen Industry Views' – Rochelle Siemienowicz, April Tyack and Liz Giuffre

Australian and New Zealand Cinema

'The Stars Are All Strange Here': Cultural Memory and Forgetfulness in Roderick MacKay's The Furnace' – Jessica Kiang
'Dry Fidelity: Robert Connolly's The Dry and Big-screen Crime Adaptation' – Mel Campbell
'Bird's-eye View: Glendyn Ivin on Chance and Nature in Penguin Bloom' – Jasmine Crittenden
'Out of Breath: Timely Issues and Old Gender Tropes in Seth Larney's 2067' – Bronwyn Lovell
'Shooting for the Stars: Luke Sparke's Occupation: Rainfall and the Elusive Australian Blockbuster' – David Michael Brown
'Rocky Road: Running from Responsibility in Kurt Martin's Moon Rock for Monday' – Thomas Redwood

Documentary

'A Light in the Dark: Nel Minchin on Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra' – Stephen A Russell
'The View from the Shore: Healing Through Songline in Steven McGregor's Looky Looky Here Comes Cooky' – Rebekah Brammer
'Hip-hop of a Different Hue: Cultural Appreciation and Identification in Oscar Kightley's Dawn Raid' – CJ Johnson
'Australian Spirit: Love and Country Music in Kriv Stenders' Slim & I' – Barnaby Smith
'Climate of Resignation: Unquiet Adolescence in Kathy Drayton's The Weather Diaries' – Travis Johnson

Beyond the Big Screen

'Muted Suffering: Myopia and Missed Opportunities in Stateless– Dave Crewe

Focus on Asia and the Middle East

'Confinement and Camaraderie: Girls Behind Bars in Starless Dreams and Sunless Shadows' – Anthony Carew
'Artificial Rain: Control, Precision and Reality in Anthony Chen's Wet Season' – Kenta McGrath

Screen Education

'Cinema Science: Aerodynamic Instruction and Paper Planes' – Dave Crewe
'Breaking the Spell: Nostalgia and New Directions in Earwig and the Witch' – Anthony Carew
'Time of Transition: First Day and Being Seen on Screen' – Steven Aoun
'Frozen Hearts: Coming of Age in Somersault– Jarrod Sturnieks

Critical Views

'Outback Ethnography: Revisiting Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners' – Neil Sinyard

The NFSA Restores Collection

'Flirting' – Danica van de Velde

Letter to the Editor

'A Response to "History Is Never Finished: Trauma, Revolution and Reconciliation in Peter Hegedus' Lili" ' – Peter Hegedus

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