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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 2

In Part 2 of his essay, Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley's association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition film.

By Quentin Turnour / 16 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Posters

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
Film
Photographs
Nov 2011

Digital technology

Digital technology has, for decades, been elbowing its way onto the set and changing the way films get made. Film journalist Sandy George discussed its impact with those who roll up their sleeves and do the hard behind-the-scenes slog of filmmaking.

By Sandy George / 15 Nov 2011
Film
Oct 2011

Happy 100th, Mr Hinde!

Much-loved Australian film critic John Hinde would have turned 100 today. NFSA Library manager Jan Thurling celebrates the radio and TV personality on his anniversary.

By Jan Thurling / 26 Oct 2011
Film
Television
Aug 2011

Film festivals

Film journalist Sandy George looks at the impact of the Adelaide Film Festival.

By Sandy George / 30 Aug 2011
Film

The Sentimental Bloke Reconstructed

In May 2009, NFSA historian Graham Shirley gave a speech at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney about the NFSA's role in finding, restoring and preserving the classic Australian film.

By Graham Shirley / 5 Aug 2011
Film
Feb 2011

Seeing what you've got

The switchover to digital technology in sound recording and television.

By Dominic Case / 1 Feb 2011
Film