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The films of Peter Weir

Author: Jonathan Rayner
Publisher: London ; New York : Cassell, 1998.
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The Films of Peter Weir examines the Australian director's short films and feature productions since 1970. Analysis of the films is based on the identification and interpretation of recurrent meaning structures and the tracing of stylistic and thematic continuities across the filmmaker's career. Weir has worked in Australia and Hollywood, and this study includes the circumstances of production, recognition of the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Rayner, Jonathan (Jonathan R.).
Films of Peter Weir.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1998
(OCoLC)607083947
Online version:
Rayner, Jonathan (Jonathan R.).
Films of Peter Weir.
London ; New York : Cassell, 1998
(OCoLC)630883906
Named Person: Peter Weir; Peter Weir; Peter Weir; Peter Weir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rayner
ISBN: 030470122X 9780304701223 0304701238 9780304701230
OCLC Number: 37820180
Description: 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Michael (1971), Homesdale (1971) and The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) --
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) --
The Last Wave (1977) and The Plumber (1979) --
Gallipoli (1981) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) --
Witness (1985) and The Mosquito Coast (1986) --
Dead Poets Society (1989) and Greencard (1991) --
Conclusion: Fearless (1994) and the Future.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rayner.

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