NFSA blog entries in Film
Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an international exchange program. She reports from the Celeste Bartos Film Preservation Center of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Pennsylvania, where staff are the envy of conservators not only because of the state-of-the-art facilities, but because they have… windows!
Film curator Kathrin di Rocco is taking part in an exchange program with George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.
Film curators Jennifer Coombes and Jillian Mackenzie introduced the screening of eight short films from the Marvellous Corrick Family at last week’s National Folk Festival. These are their impressions of the night.
Martyn Jolly, Head of Photography and Media Arts at the ANU School of Art, writes about the connection between Soldiers of the Cross and one of the world’s first blockbuster films, Italy’s Quo Vadis (1913).
Graham Shirley and Meg Labrum mark the passing of Susanne Chauvel Carlsson this week in Toowoomba, Queensland, after a short illness.
Graham Shirley traces the history of the Cinema and Photographic Branch through the life of its first long-term cinematographer, Bert Ive.
As Canberra celebrates its centenary, Film curator Jennifer Coombes highlights the significance of Raymond Longford’s footage of the naming of Canberra.
Simon Smith sheds light on The Australians in Toronto, a rare film of Sir Donald Bradman in action in Canada 80 years ago.
Luna Park Melbourne is 100 years old! Collection Access Officer Siobhan Dee explores a new film compilation to celebrate the iconic park’s birthday.
Film curators Jennifer Coombes and Tenille Hands recently accepted a collection of props and costumes from Fred Schepisi’s The Eye of the Storm (2011). How did they make their selection?
Advertising has come a long way since The Mystery of a Hansom Cab was first adapted for the screen in Australia in 1911, as Helen Tully discovered.
Dr. Jeannette Delamoir’s PhD in media studies explored the construction of Louise Lovely’s star persona, so she didn’t hesitate when Arc Cinema asked her to introduce two of Lovely’s films during the Spring Silents season.
These film fragments represent the earliest known surviving moving images of Tasmanian Australian Rules football action, filmed in 1911.
What are the must-see Australian adaptation films? We asked NFSA staff to nominate their favourites and have compiled some lists for you to get through. There are clips available for several titles and you can also purchase many of these classics from the NFSA Shop.
The NFSA and the Orange Historical Society will present a special screening of 1927 footage of the NSW town that captures a very different place to the city of today.
The Shadowcatchers: a history of cinematography in Australia (2012) by Martha Ansara is a beautiful coffee-table book produced with the support of the NFSA and launched this month.