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Dec 2013

Vale Andrew Plain

Andrew Plain - sound designer, sound editor and supervising sound editor - died on 13 December. Jennifer Balcomb and the NFSA's Imelda Cooney pay tribute.

By Imelda Cooney / 17 Dec 2013
Sound
Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Canberra Raiders

The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!

By Bronwyn Barnett / 9 Sep 2013
Television
Aug 2013

The legacy of Hector Crawford

On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.

By Helen Tully / 14 Aug 2013
Documents
Oral History
Television
Jul 2013

Squizzy Taylor

Curator Tenille Hands looks at the lost 1920s Australian sporting film starring Squizzy Taylor, the Melbourne gangster and subject of Underbelly: Squizzy (2013).

By Tenille Hands / 26 Jul 2013
Posters
Television
Jun 2013

Vale Dennis O’Rourke

It was with real sadness that we learnt of Dennis O’Rourke’s death on 15 June at the age of 68. Senior Curator Meg Labrum writes.

By Meg Labrum / 17 Jun 2013
Film
May 2013

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Asghar Farhadi

Arc Screening Program Manager Quentin Turnour profiles the career of Iranian cinema’s hottest director, Asghar Farhadi, ahead of a special program featuring four of his films.

By Quentin Turnour / 3 May 2013
Film