A former SAR Research Fellow at Australia's National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA), freelance author, proofreader & English trainer, 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 for educational and research purposes, available on video-on-demand. His digital features are housed in the NFSA and his books are in the National Libraries of China, Australia and the USA. An English teacher, he works in Shanghai, China.
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.
In 2012, Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard galvanized the world when in a speech before Parliament she branded Opposition leader Tony Abbott a "misogynist". In response, Australian and US dictionaries updated the meaning of the word. Less than a year later, the "misogynist" was elected Australia's new Prime Minister. Just how accurate is the label?: this e-Book tells all!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.