Violence in the Cinema.....Part 1

Australia, 1972

Film

A graphic satire on the representation of violence in the cinema, this early work by George Miller has “psychologist and media critic”, Dr. Edgar Fine, providing an academic account on the various theories around this subject. What starts as a fairly didactic and dry discourse on violence in the cinema takes a turn for the gruesomely demonstrative. Brutal acts are performed in visceral detail. This short by Miller was also his first collaboration with producer Byron Kennedy, whom he met at the University of New South Wales. The success of this collaboration led them to form the production company Kennedy Miller and to embody their fascination with violence in the feature film, ‘Mad Max’ (1979).

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Credits

director

George Miller

co-producer

George Miller

Byron Kennedy

production company

Warlok Films

Acta Scienta

Duration

00:17:47:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

011551

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - not for children (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Violence in motion pictures

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Violence in motion pictures

Experimental

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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