“The best conversation with Stanley Kubrick is a silent one: you sit in a theatre and watch his films and you learn so much.” - Peter Weir
Peter Weir: A Creative Journey from Australia to Hollywood
Drawing on contemporary concepts from transnational cinema studies, this book investigates Weir’s entire three-decade career, paying particular attention to his journey from his native Sydney, with its largely auteur-driven national cinema, to the multimillion-dollar Hollywood film industry with its many genre conventions.
- Provides an analysis of four of Weir's key films, integrating interviews with Weir and his closest collaborators. The book concludes that Weir is both an Australian and a 'Hollywood' filmmaker.
The cinematic output of Australian director Peter Weir has garnered numerous awards and widespread critical acclaim – from his early short films of the 1970s to the Hollywood hits he’s helmed since 1985, including the likes of Witness, Dead Poets Society, The Truman Show and Master and Commander.
Published: April 2012
Size (cm): 24 x 18 x 1
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