NFSA Blog

Phillip Noyce: adventures in the avant-garde

John Brady looks at the early experimental films of Phillip Noyce including music festival documentary Good Afternoon (1971).

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Caddie: a legacy of empowerment

The second part of our celebration of Caddie's 40th anniversary, focusing on the feminist legacy of the film.

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Life in film: Michael Karris (Collection Reference)

Operations Supervisor Michael Karris chats to Emily George about how he taught himself to direct, produce and write films, his love of the medium and the work he does with the NFSA collection.

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Caddie 40th anniversary

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Caddie, a breakthrough feature of the Australian film revival of the 1970s.

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Dawn Swane’s home movies: from ballet to The Beatles

Production designer Melinda Doring has donated her mother’s unique collection of home movies, including never-before-seen footage of The Beatles.

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'A crocodile for kissing': Selling Mick Dundee

Crocodile Dundee was a huge international hit. How was it marketed in different countries?

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Crocodile Dundee 30th anniversary

It’s been thirty years since Mick 'Crocodile’ Dundee charmed audiences worldwide with his laconic humour.

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A sound of her own: Bronwyn Murphy (Oral History Coordinator)

Bronwyn Murphy talks to Emily George about working as a sound editor on Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), The Sapphires (2012) and Mabo: Life of an Island Man (1997).

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Bellisimo! Rescuing vintage Italian films

Sally Jackson traces the journey of Italian films to Australia via World Film Distributors and through the hands of collectors to the NFSA.

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Preserving Tollywood: NFSA in India

Mick Newnham and Shingo Ishikawa recently travelled to India, to provide training. In the end, they learned something too.

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