Peter Weir - Softcover


  • 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 WitnessDead Poets SocietyThe Truman Show and Master and Commander.


    Pages: 202

    Published: April 2012

    Size (cm): 24 x 18 x 1

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