Accentuate the 'Negative': Reality and Race in Australian Film Reviewing

McKee, Alan (1999) Accentuate the 'Negative': Reality and Race in Australian Film Reviewing. Australian Studies in Journalism, 8: 139-157.

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Author McKee, Alan
Title Accentuate the 'Negative': Reality and Race in Australian Film Reviewing
Journal name Australian Studies in Journalism
Publication date 1999-01-01
Issue 8
Start page 139
End page 157
Editor Henningham, John
Kirkpatrick, Rod
Subject 410302 Cinema Studies
Abstract This article examines the ways in which Australian newspaper film reviewers interpret cinematic representations of Aboriginality. It points out that reviewers use the language of 'realism' in order to insist that the reality of indigenous life in Australia is one of suffering and disempowerment, refusing alternative understandings of indigenous culture and survival. Alternative representations of indigenous 'reality' are cinsidered, and the importance of this question for indigenous/non-indigenous relations in Australia is considered.
Keyword Film reviews
Aboriginality
Representation of Aboriginality
Film portrayals

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