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by Jonathan Rayner


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JONATHAN RAYNER teaches in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. If you're a die-hard Weir fan, you will definitely want to get this book. But I see there are a few other books on Weir out there, so those might be more suitable if you're just a casual fan.

JONATHAN RAYNER teaches in the Department of English Literature at the University of Sheffield. He is also the author of Contemporary Australian Cinema (2000). Paperback: 256 pages. 3 people found this helpful.

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Rayner illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films, no matter how disparate their subject matter - and how he uses his 'outsider' status in the American film industry to his advantage

Rayner illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films, no matter how disparate their subject matter - and how he uses his 'outsider' status in the American film industry to his advantage. The release of Weir's new movie, a sea-faring epic starring Russell Crowe, in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), will likely heighten his status as a great director still further more.

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Rayner's examination of Weir's short films and 13 features (The Truman Show, the 14th, is referenced but was apparently released after the book was completed) leads him to. .The chapters each analyze two of Weir's movies.

Rayner's examination of Weir's short films and 13 features (The Truman Show, the 14th, is referenced but was apparently released after the book was completed) leads him to conclude that Weir's work illustrates "a consistent range of themes: liberty and repression, youth and innocence against age and disillusioned knowledge, clashes of culture and the celebration of unique but unpredictable. Sometimes this is interesting (the chapter on Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously), but in other chapters, it's kinda weird (Dead Poets Society and Green Card?).

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Rayner illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films, no matter how disparate .

Rayner illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films, no matter how disparate their subject matter - and how he uses his 'outsider' status in the American film industry to his advantage. The release of Weir's new movie, a sea-faring epic starring Russell Crowe, in? 2003, will likely heighten his status as a great director still further.

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Peter Weir is, without doubt, one of the most important Australian film directors of all time. His films have had a major impact, both in terms of the Australian film industry (Picnic at Hanging Rock, The Cars That Ate Paris, and Gallipoli) and as the work of an innovative auteur working within the confines of the Hollywood system (Witness, Dead Poets Society, Fearless, and The Truman Show). This fully revised and updated edition of Jonathan Rayner's acclaimed study takes an in-depth look at the career of a filmmaker who has, over the course of 30 years, put together a substantial and much-loved body of work. Rayner illustrates how Peter Weir brings a consistent vision to his films, no matter how disparate their subject matter - and how he uses his 'outsider' status in the American film industry to his advantage. The release of Weir's new movie, a sea-faring epic starring Russell Crowe, in ??? 2003, will likely heighten his status as a great director still further.

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Cozius
"The Films of Peter Weir" analyzes the body of work of the Australian director from his earlier art house movies up through the Hollywood movie The Truman Show in 1998.

The chapters each analyze two of Weir's movies. Sometimes this is interesting (the chapter on Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously), but in other chapters, it's kinda weird (Dead Poets Society and Green Card?). I thought the best information came in the chapter on Picnic at Hanging Rock and the chapter about The Year of Living Dangerously, in which the author compares the structure of the film to a wayang, or a Javanese shadow play.

The book was a slow read for me, though, and I think it's because the writing felt like an academic trying to write on a popular subject rather than a popular writer writing about it, (if that makes any sense). If you're a die-hard Weir fan, you will definitely want to get this book. But I see there are a few other books on Weir out there, so those might be more suitable if you're just a casual fan.
Kerahuginn
I only read the 1998 first version of this book and I was so disappointed that I read very little of it. Each chapter discusses two Peter Weir movies almost as if paragraphs about each movie were shuffled together so the paragraphs jump jarringly from one movie to the other, from one set of characters to the other. Characters are often referred to only by first name or last name, so if you don't know the cast list for each movie really well, it is often unclear which movie a particular paragraph is referring to. Each paragraph seems to pick a new idea out of the blue that has nothing to do with previous paragraphs, so there is no sense of presentation or organization or development of ideas. To make matters worse, the writing style is dull and pedantic as in this example "That a satisfactory generic ending may be reached, despite the evident subversion of codes, is suggested by further development of the same stylistic features."
The Films of Peter Weir: 2nd Edition download epub
Movies
Author: Jonathan Rayner
ISBN: 0826415342
Category: Humor & Entertainment
Subcategory: Movies
Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 2nd Edition edition (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages