Robert Cettl

Biography

A former SAR Research Fellow at Australia's National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA), Robert has an HBA, GDIS, GCTESOL and MTESOL. Professionally published in print in the USA by McFarland & Co. Inc and Bloomsbury Academic, Robert also makes ethnographic digital video features. His digital features are housed in the NFSA. An English teacher, he works in China.

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Books

The Questionable Success of Unquestioned Excess: Martin Scorsese & The Wolf of Wall Street
By Robert Cettl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
American Capitalism as envisioned by Academy Award winning director Martin Scorsese. In this e-Book, Australian National Film & Sound Archive former SAR Research Fellow Robert Cettl takes a critical look at Scorsese's new film: at its ethical overtones (or lack of them), its celebration of excess and its divisive critical interpretation as allegory, satire and/or dark comedy.
The 8th Million Way to Die
By Robert Cettl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
An in-depth critical re-appraisal and inside account of director Hal Ashby's final feature film 8 Million Ways to Die starring Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette and Andy Garcia.
Hollywood and the Killer Lesbian
By Robert Cettl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Amidst the socio-sexual upheavals of the 1970s, Hollywood used a re-envisioning of the detective character from traditional film noir to essay the threat to heterosexual patriarchy posed by transgressive homosexuality. Thus, in one 1972 film emerged American cinema's way of dealing with that threat - the archetype of the Killer Lesbian was cemented!
King of the Turkeys: Michael Caine in America
By Robert Cettl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Though an internationally acclaimed, Academy Award winning Actor, Michael Caine has done more flops in American cinema than most actors would care to inlcude on their CV. From Ashanti to The Swarm, The Black Windmill to Jaws the Revenge, this e-book explores the world of Michael Caine's flops, the turkeys that his most ardent fans nevertheless adore.
Marketing Machismo: Schwarzenegger's Raw Deal
By Robert Cettl
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
It was to be Arnold Schwarzenegger's first sex scene in a feature film but star and producer argued. It ended as a fight in a gay stripclub around near-naked transvestite dancers. Behind the scenes of the least-known Schwarzenegger release - Raw Deal.
Eduardo Cemano & the Birth of the New York City One-Day-Wonder Porno
By Robert Cettl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Before Boogie Nights. Before Deep Throat. From the New York underground swinger set he emerged to transform adult filmmaking with a visionary zeal. With a handheld camera he adored naked, copulating bodies. With a sharp intelligence he satirized the same sexual revolution that enabled him. He made two one-day wonders, three adult films, then vanished. Who is he? Get introduced in ebook.
Sensational Movie Monologues
By Robert Cettl
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,060. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Theatre may claim the monologue as its own but the movies have since claimed it as part and parcel of a successful hit. The best, most powerful and most memorabke movie moments are often in the form of sensational movie monologues: fifty of the best are compiled in this e-anthology as source material for aspiring actors and film buffs alike.
Film Tales
By Robert Cettl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,000. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
An anthology of anecdotes from a century of movie backstories, covering all genres from action to horror, erotica to cult and romance to drama. Well-kept secrets, legends and backstage folklore from the movie-making experience are collected in an ebook companion to the home theatre experience.
Film Talk
By Robert Cettl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,570. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Your favourite movie quotes in the one handy e-resource: an e-anthology of the most memorable, sexiest, strangest and funniest quotes from a century of cinema. "Are you talking to me?" Damn straight! Film Talk is definitely the ebook guide to quoting the Movies in the Age of Home Theatre.
Film Tags
By Robert Cettl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,080. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
Often, what gets lost in all the movie hype is the creation of the hype itself. A film tagline has an important function in movie marketing: not only must it generate enough interest in the film to lure audiences but it must also accurately encapsulate the movie's tone. Yet, there has never been an anthology of film taglines - until now!
Australian Film Tales
By Robert Cettl
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,600. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011 by Robert Cettl. Category: Nonfiction
From the drunken brawl that scarred Mel Gibson's face and led to his casting in Mad Max to the Australian ex-pat who immortalized American disco music in Saturday Night Fever to the outrage over an American superhero movie claiming to be Australian content to get a tax rebate! A unique collection of Aussie movie anecdotes by a former SAR Fellow at Australia's National Film & Sound Archive.

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