Victoria University Press, Wellington - Second Edition 1996
247mm x 185mm 246pages softcover
'The passion that pours out of these essays will give you an
appetite for "local Stuff" again. It's essential and satisfying
reading'. - The Listener
This richly illustrated book is a celebration of the vitality and
diversity in New Zealand film. Many of the vigorous, moving and
exciting feature films of recent years are discussed, along with
documentaries and short and experimental films. The focus is on
the film makers themselves and the challenging social conditions
of film making.
New in the 1996 edition:
Peter Calder on THE PIANO, HEAVENLY CREATURES, ONCE WERE WARRIORS
and other recent features.
Jim Barr and Mary Barr on the films and film making of Peter
Jackson and Fran Walsh.
Responses to THE PIANO by Annie Goldson and ONCE WERE WARRIORS by
John O'Shea: a personal history of post-war New Zealand film and
Merata Mita: Maori film making within the dominant framework.
Geoff Murphy: a personal view through the boom years.
Barry Barclay: the issues of Maori documentary film making.
Interviews with Jane Campion, Vincent Ward and Gaylene
Major essays: Roger Horrocks on alternative film making and
Russell Campbell on documentaries.
A Time Line: the key events in New Zealand film in historical